The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens: Ongoing Art Exhibit

Fran Weston Hoyt: “Bringing Light to Life” exhibit – until October 8th, 2018

and watch John paint on Wednesday, August 29, 2018; 8 to 11am

See their website for more details:



Lyme Art Association – Summer Painting & Sculpture Show

Summer Painting & Sculpture Show

On view August 10 – September 21, 2018

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371


Historical Society of Cheshire County Exhibition

“All Around Monadnock: The Character and Heritage of the Monadnock Region” 

as seen through the eyes of more than 50 artists.

246 Main Street, Keene, NH – June 1st to August 18th, 2018


Lyme Art Association & Hudson Valley Art Association combined showing

American Waters

Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, Connecticut – Two Shows:

‘American Waters’ a member show and

‘Hudson Valley Art Association – 85th Annual National Juried Exhibition’


Atelier at Flowerfield upcoming Workshops with exhibiting artists



ATELIER MASTERWORKS 2018 Exhibition & Sale

Showing now through to August 30, 2018

John C. Traynor has been painting and traveling the world in search of beauty for more than 40 years and is known for his landscapes and still lifes that combine traditional realism with atmospheric impressionism. Having trained with such important teachers as Deanne Keller and Frank Mason in his youth, Traynor is part of several important lineages, including those associated with the Copley Society of Boston, of which he is a honorary member. The artist has five works in this exhibition, including his highly collected outdoor landscape scenes, as well as a rare multi- figure interior titled Sunday Evening Stories. Traynor is the official fine artist of the 2018 U.S. Open Men’s Golf Championship, held this June at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, in Eastern Long Island. Traynor has been making several trips to the area over the last several months to paint on-site, and has been particularly inspired by the legacy of William Merrit Chase, who summered and painted in Shinnecock and ran the Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art from 1891-1902.

Fields by the Sea, oil on linen, 9×12

Plein Air Painting with John C. Traynor, August 11-13, 2018

For more information, visit:, and click on Summer 2018, Adult Workshops

2 Flowerfield, Suite 6, St. James, NY 11780
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30th FRESH PAINT – Copley Society

30th Annual Fresh Paint

April 22 – May 3, 2018

April 22:  Fresh Paint Day – Boston, Mass

May 3:  Fresh paint Gala (6:30 – 8:30 pm)


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