J. Cacciola Gallery W Presents…

Past Meets Present – Paintings of John C. Traynor

As a young artist, John C. Traynor was fascinated with the Old Masters, specifically Michelangelo, Leonardo, Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Albrecht Durer. A pivotal moment for Traynor occurred when he discovered the influential work of George Inness: “There was a large show of Inness paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that I went to with my father when I was 18. He is one of the artists that still inspires me.” According to John C. Traynor, “As I matured as an artist, I became interested in some of the American Impressionist and Tonalist painters. Some of my favorites were Fredrick Mulhaupt, John F. Carlson and Edgar Payne.” Traynor’s defined brushstrokes hearken to Payne’s vivid landscapes. Others such as Corot, Monet, and Manet encouraged him to go outside and paint landscapes. In addition, some of the figurative artists he related to early on were Sargent, Sorolla and Bouguereau.

Prior to World War I, many American artists went to Europe to paint and teach classes. After the war, artist colonies starting popping up here in the United States, particularly in New Hope PA, Old Lyme CT, Cornish NH, Dublin NH and Ogunquit ME.  Traynor comments: “These were of great interest to me and I studied many of these startup colonies of impressionist painters. I can relate to many of these artists because they painted outdoors as well as in studios lit by Northern Light, using the same principles of painting that I use.” In addition, there were many other colonies of painters across the country including Brown County, Indiana; and Carmel and Laguna Beach, California.


“This exhibition brings a fresh perspective to the historical significance not only of Modern art, but of contemporary artists such as John C. Traynor, who keep these traditions alive through their own work. There are no clichés in Traynor’s work; only unadulterated aesthetic beauty left simply to be enjoyed and embraced for its quiet, unassuming simplicity.” {J. Cacciola Gallery W}

Path Less Taken – oil on linen – 18×24

John C. Traynor Save the Date Cacciola Mar2018[3]


Upcoming Events for 2018


Making plans to take a day-trip or weekend getaway?  Look no further!  Include these upcoming events into your travel plans at very picturesque locations.

  • Exhibition at Haley & Steele, Boston Mass – January 2018
  • Exhibition at Tilting at Windmills, Manchester Vermont – Saturday, February 17th
  • Exhibition at J. Cacciola Gallery, Bernardsville New Jersey – Friday, March 23rd
  • USGA – Men’s Open Golf Tournament, Shinnecock Hill Golf Club, NY – June 14th to 17th







2018 NH Landscape Workshops Announcement

2018 Landscape Workshops Scheduled

There are two (2) ‘one-week’ landscape workshops in 2018:  one in June and another in October.  These workshops are held outdoors in beautiful southern New Hampshire locations.

The dates are:

  1. June 25th to 29th
  2. October 1st to 5th

Since space is limited, please email: to reserve a spot.  Look for more information in early 2018.

Change of Season – oil on canvas – 12 x 16


The Atelier at Flowerfield – Summer 2017 Masterworks

Summer 2017 Masterworks at the Atelier at Flowerfield

The Title of the show is no exaggeration.  The pieces in the exhibit are indeed “Master” works by the faculty of The Atelier, the relatively new, just one year old classical art school in St. James, NY.  In that short time period, the school has been emerging as a unique center for teaching and creativity.

Featuring Artworks by:

Lana Ballot • Bill Graf •  Donna Grossman • Kevin McEvoy • Christian White • John Traynor  

Quiet Afternoon, Stony Brook – oil on linen, 20 x 16


New England Landscape Invitational – 2017, Old Lyme, CT

Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, Connecticut is holding its ‘New England Landscape Invitational 2017’

This themed exhibition is open to all LAA Members and Invited Guests & features the rich and varied landscape of New England. It is one of LAA’s premier exhibitions, and work of the highest quality is presented. The juror of selection and awards is Donald Demers.

September 1st – November 3rd, 2017

90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371



Snow Squall, Williamstown, oil on canvas, 36 x 48



Auction of Historical Proportions

To Benefit the Historical Society of Cheshire County

Grand RaffleTickets now on sale at:


Copley Society of Art – Open Newbury Street


Artist Demonstration

Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 12:00-2:00 pm

Join Copley Master John Traynor as he demonstrates his open air painting in scenic, downtown Boston on Newbury Street for the public and walk right down the street closed to all traffic for the day!  See you there!



Summer Workshop – The Atelier at Flowerfield

The Atelier at Flowerfield announces Summer Workshop with John Traynor

August 3 – 5, 2017

for more information click on the following link:


John Traynor Plein-air Painting Retreat & Workshop by OQ Farm

Capturing God’s glory as seen and experienced through the beauty of creation

Join John’s outdoor workshop and retreat hosted by OQ Farm, A Creative Sanctuary situated between historic Woodstock and Killington Vermont.  This beautiful OQ Farm overlooks the Ottauquechee River.  In addition, surrounded by a creative community, artists will experience a unique painting process spending days in the fields, hills, forests and rivers of the OC Farm.

For more information regarding this workshop, please use this link:


2017 Spring Painting Class in southern NH

BEAT the WINTER BLUES… take a Painting Class this SPRING!


***A few spots available to paint with John C. Traynor this spring.

For more information, please call 603-357-7437 or email: