Upcoming Exhibition

Lily Pad West announces “Gallery Night MKE” featuring John Traynor paintings

Opening Reception, Friday, October 20, 5 to 9pm and Saturday, October 21, 11 to 6pm

Please join John at the gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Upcoming Workshop

Two Day – Outdoor Workshop – Great Brook Gallery, New Vernon, NJ

September 26 & 27; 9am to 4pm

Please call for details and reserve a spot (973-804-6521)

Solo Exhibition ~ Great Brook Gallery

Grand Opening – Thursday, November 17th from 4-8pm; Friday and Saturday,

November 18th and 19th from 11am to 6pm

on view from November 20th to December 31st by appointment or by chance

17 Village Road, New Vernon, NJ 07976 – 973.804.6521

“Knight’s Town Village, County Kerry, Ireland” ~ oil on linen ~ 12×16

Annual Studio Show ~ “Angels Among Us”

If you missed our Annual Columbus Day Weekend Open Studio Show, please open the “Portraiture” page https://www.johnctraynor.com/portraiture/ to view. John was very excited to reveal his newest painting creations at this show.

Upcoming Events 2022

o Masterworks: Then & Now at J.M. Stringer Gallery, Vero Beach, Florida, Thursday, March 10th to May 31, 2022

o Hudson Valley Art Association 89th Annual National Exhibition, Lyme Art Association, April 15 to June 2, 2022

o Swanzey Preservation Society’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, “Swanzey”, Golden Rod Grange Hall, May 14, 2022

o Man and Nature Art Exhibition, Historical Society of Cheshire County, June 3 to September 2, 2022

o Annual Open Studio Show, Sunday, October 9, 2022

o Elected Members “Solo” Show, Lyme Art Association, November 18 to January 1, 2023

o Solo Exhibition, Great Brook Gallery, New Vernon, NJ, November 17 to December 31, 2022

Exhibition ~ J.M. Stringer Gallery

Masterworks: Then & Now featuring John C. Traynor

Exhibition Opening Thursday, March 10 – 12, 2022 and on view through May 31, 2002

Hills of Tuscany ~ Oil on Linen ~ 24×20

Annual Open Studio Show

“Divine Abundance” ~ oil ~ 11×14

Please join us for our 8th Annual Open Studio Show on Sunday, October 10th from 11am to 4pm. The fall season, composed of crisp air and colorful foliage is our favorite time to welcome our friends to the studio. Additionally, Columbus Day weekend is the perfect time to drive to New Hampshire. Make sure to enjoy one of New England’s most beautiful times of the year and the quaint village of West Swanzey. Complete your trip by visiting its covered bridges and rushing Ashuelot River. Most importantly, we thank you for all of your support over the years and look forward to seeing you.

2021 Plein Air Painting Festival

Plan to join me as well as other artists participating in the Folly Cove Fine Art Painting Festival to be held Monday, August 9th to the 13th, 2021 in Rockport, Massachusetts. For more details, see Folly Cove Fine Art – https:www.follycovefineart.com

Upcoming Events 2021

o Ten Day Class, Tuesday, June 1st to Friday, June 11th in New Hampshire. For more information and availability, fill out the “Contact Us” page and submit

o “Ships to Shore: A Marine Show“, May 21st to July 22, 2021, Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme Connecticut

o The Hudson Valley Art Association 88th Annual Exhibit, May 21st to July 22, 2021, Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme Connecticut

o One Person Show at Folly Cove Fine Art, Rockport, Massachusetts, August 1st

o Annual Columbus Day Open Studio, New Hampshire, October 10, 2021

DuMond Color Palette

My father dropped me off in Stowe Vermont at age 16. For the month of June, Frank Herbert Mason taught me to paint outdoors. During the 1930’s & 40’s in Old Lyme Connecticut, Frank Vincent DuMond taught Mason. Using the same principals of light and atmosphere, Mason passed these principles down to me.

After studying in Paris during the 1890’s, DuMond developed his famous “Color Palette”. This aided the understanding of creating light and atmosphere on canvas. This “Color Palette” became the main tool used by both DuMond and Mason to teach the principles of landscape painting.

This June, I am teaching a ten day class featuring the principles of landscape painting outside. In addition, I am explaining the DuMond Color Palette. Understanding these principles takes time and practice. I am looking forward to sharing this knowledge with new and former artists participating in this class.