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)

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.

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

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!



Arts Alive – Spotlight, September 2017

Look for my Artist Spotlight featured on the Arts Alive Monadnock blog:



5 Day Class – Oct. 2016 in New Hampshire

5 Day Class - October 2016 in NHSpend 5 days in October 2016 painting with

John C. Traynor

in his scenic hometown of Swanzey, New Hampshire

October 3rd – October 7th, 2016

To learn more contact us at mail@johnctraynor.com or 603-357-7437

Artmatch4u – Artist of the Month – March 2016

John was chosen as March 2016 – Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month – March 2016
John Traynor

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John Traynor

John Traynor began his art studies at Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey. From there he went to Paier College of Art in New Haven, Connecticut. He studied figure painting at the Art Students League of New York with Frank Mason, studied landscape painting with Mason in Vermont, and also spent a year studying sculpture in Italy.


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Sounds of Broadway
Oil on Canvas
24″ x 36″

Having completed his studies by the time he was twenty years old, Traynor was determined to become a professional artist. As an unknown artist, he started selling his paintings at outdoor art shows where he was able to meet collectors in person. This exposure opened opportunities for him with art galleries.


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Riomar Live Oaks, Vero Beach
Oil on Canvas
16″ x 20″

Traynor has won numerous awards including the Frank Dumont award from the Hudson Valley Art Association and the Medal of Honor from the Salmagundi Club of which he is an honorary member. He was also recently inducted into the Delbarton School Hall of Honors and he has reached the level of Copley Master from the Copley Society of Boston.


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Field of Flowers
Oil on Canvas
24″ x 36″

Traynor has made numerous painting expeditions to Ireland as well as trips to Holland, Italy, France, and Hawaii. He currently resides in southern New Hampshire in a quaint New England village with his wife, Liz. Their home is surrounded by many gardens that inspire his paintings.

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Morning Glow
Oil on Canvas
16″ x 20″

A skilled painter of every genre –– landscape, still life, and portraiture –– Traynor combines a blend of realism and atmospheric impressionism which sets his work apart from others. Many people can recognize a “Traynor painting” by its brush strokes and unique feeling. Part of his success is his ability to connect emotionally with others through his work.


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The Hills of Carmel Valley
Oil on Canvas
24″ x 30″

Traynor is inspired by what he sees around him, whether it’s flowers from his garden, people in his life, a landscape or a seascape. His interpretation of subject matter, his use of light and atmospheric effect, is influenced by many of the old master paintings. A richness and fullness to his work that is “old world” yet contemporary is the mark of his unique style.

John’s works are on display in several galleries across North America.

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John Traynor in his studio


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Sunflower Season!

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Sunflower season is here. Sunflowers from my garden to the studio!

Daffodils and tulips season has arrived

The flowers are blooming, and so begins my paintings of daffodils and tulips…