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Plein Air Painting with John C. Traynor

  • The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens 456 Route 103A Newbury, NH, 03255 United States (map)

Come enjoy the beauty of The Fells as you watch or paint along with John Traynor. Traynor has been painting and traveling the world in search of beauty for more than 40 years and is known for his landscape and still life paintings that combine traditional realism with atmospheric impressionism.

John will paint en plain air from 8-11 AM. Experience The Fells through his eyes and learn his painting techniques. All levels of painters are welcome to bring their own paints to join the plein air fun. John will be available for anyone who would like help or advice.

John Traynor painted alongside Frances Weston Hoyt, whose work is on display at The Fells through October in Bringing Light to Life: Frances Weston Hoyt. An accompanying exhibit, The Distant View: Painters Who Painted with Frances Weston Hoyt, displays pieces from artists who painted alongside Hoyt. Two of Traynor’s works are displayed in this exhibit.

Members: free, non-members: included in regular admission. Advanced registration is requested for painters, though walk-ins are welcome. To reserve call 603-763-4789 x3.

About the artist:

John C. Traynor began his art studies at Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey and continued at Paier College of Art in New Haven, Connecticut. He studied figure and landscape painting with Frank Mason at the Art Students League of New York. After finishing his studies at the age of 20, John started selling his paintings at outdoor art shows, where he was able to meet collectors in person. This exposure opened opportunities with galleries.

John is a skillful painter of every genre: landscape, still life, and portraiture. His unique blend of realism and atmospheric impressionism sets his work apart. Many people can recognize a “Traynor painting” by its brush strokes and unique feeling. Part of his success is connecting emotionally with others through his work reminding people of moments in their life or memories of the past.

Traynor has won numerous awards including the Frank DuMond award from the Hudson Valley Art Association and the Medal of Honor from the Salmagundi Club of which he is an honorary member. In addition, John is also an inductee into the Delbarton School Hall of Honors and attained the level of Copley Master from the Copley Society of Boston.