Underpainting has begun!

The underpainting has begun!

From O’Donohue’s Pub in Fanore Ireland.


Painting away in the studio…

Painting the day away!

The leaves are just beginning to change here in New Hampshire.

The leaves are beginning to change here in New Hampshire. Just in time for my 5-day class. Happy Fall!

A beautiful fall day!

Day 1. A beautiful fall day!

Painting the afternoon away!

Painting the afternoon away!

5 day class in New Hampshire

5 day class in New Hampshire


An article from my local newspaper…

New paintings added

A few new paintings today…

Spring Mix - 20"  x 16"

Spring Mix –
20″ x 16″

Christine's Tulips- 20"  x 16"

Christine’s Tulips-
20″ x 16″

Early Morning - 20"  x 24"

Early Morning –
20″ x 24″

Garden Tulips- 16"  x 12"

Garden Tulips-
16″ x 12″

U.S. Open article in The News Tribune

Painter captures picture-perfect Chambers Bay golf course view in official artwork

Painting in Williamstown, MA




Beautiful afternoon spent in Williamstown, MA planning ahead and getting some paintings started for a show in August at The Harrison Gallery. See you there on Saturday, August 1st, 2015.

Painting in Williamstown, MAPainting in Williamstown, MA

American Art Review ‘s latest issue, May/June 2015

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I have been commissioned by the USGA as this years fine-artist for the 2015 U.S. Open Championship

I have been commissioned by the USGA as this year’s fine artist for the 2015 U.S. Open Championship. Prints and canvas available.
I have produced a limited edition of 250 paper giclée prints, 150 canvas giclée prints and 25 remarque giclée prints of the original oil painting. I have signed and numbered each one. The canvases include my hand-painted signature.

Press Release:

John C. Traynor -USGA Press Release

Press Release in detail:

John C. Traynor
Award-winning artist
commissioned by the USGA® to commemorate
2015 U.S. Open Championships.

“High Dunes”
10th Hole at Chambers Bay,
436 yards, Par 4

John C. Traynor was commissioned by the United States Golf Association® to create a painting and limited-edition prints for the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay, in University Place, Wash., the first U.S. Open contested in the Pacific Northwest.

Traynor, well known for his use of light and atmospheric effect in painting, has captured a magnificent view of the 10th hole overlooking Puget Sound on this links-style course. The 10th green is beautifully nestled in a valley flanked by bunkers and set between two of the largest dunes on the course, hence the name of the hole: “High Dunes.”

ABOUT THE ARTIST: John C. Traynor is a nationally known oil painter from New Hampshire. His style is described as “American impressionist,” but his techniques are unique. Traynor has been the recipient of many awards, and his works of art are hung in many private and corporate collections. Traynor is skilled in every genre, especially landscapes, still-lifes and portraitures. “You do not see many golf paintings (in my studio), because they seem to sell rather quickly,” said Traynor. “My interest in painting golf courses began on my trips abroad. I connected with Chambers Bay when I first visited, because it is a links-style course, similar to those I’ve painted in Scotland and Ireland.” Traynor, an avid golfer, has played many of the top golf courses in the world. His work is shown in 11 galleries across the United States.

THE COURSE: Owned by Pierce County and designed by architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., the course is set on part of a 930-acre park that was formerly a gravel and sand quarry. Chambers Bay opened in June 2007 and just eight months later, the USGA chose the course as the host site for both the 2010 U.S. Amateur Championship (won by Peter Uihlein) and the 2015 U.S. Open.

THE PAINTING: The original painting was purchased by the USGA Museum and has been added to their collection. John Traynor has produced a limited edition of 250 paper giclée prints, 150 canvas giclée prints and 25 remarque giclée prints of the original oil painting. The artist has signed and numbered each one. The canvases include Traynor’s hand-painted signature. The paper giclée print and canvas giclée are available at

For more information please contact Lauren Waterman at or (603)357-7437.


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New Gallery in New Cannan, CT

Excited to announce I am in the Sorelle Gallery in New Caanan, Connecticut. Stop in at say hi to Miranda and Rafaella if you are in the area!