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|Kyle Bartlett ~ Available at the Jewel Box, through February 2018
Tiffany Peay Jewel Box, 152 Mill Street, will be hosting Kyle's incredible chart paintings so come select your favorite. Coasters available in store and make the perfect holiday gifts.
b. 1978, St. Louis, Missouri
Kyle is currently based in New York after spending many years in Boston. He is known primarily for his landscape paintings and portraiture.
Kyle has worked for over 16 years as a mural and studio artist for Thomas Street Studios, Bartlett Fine Art and independently. He has designed, restored, and executed murals, commissioned paintings and portraits for numerous establishments including: The Capital Grill (numerous locations), Heartland Brewery (NYC), The Wequassett Inn (Chatham, MA), Foxwoods Casino (CT), The Christmas Tree Shops, and many churches and homes throughout the country.
Kyle's approach to painting can be described as realist, impressionist, and tonalist, as he draws insight from all of these genres. As an avid outdoorsman, much of Kyle's art focuses on open spaces. The play of light in sky, on water, landscape and cityscape continues to be a constant source of inspiration for Kyle. Bartlett's time on the water sailing and fishing, lead him to explore painting the scenery he is inspired by on nautical charts. Painting on nautical charts has provided Kyle with new and interesting challenges in composing an image that works harmoniously with the map.
Peter Dickison ~ Now Available in Tiverton
Kathrine Lovell ~ Past Show
I don't know when art hit me. It hit me before I knew it was something. I always loved to draw, was entertained by it. I drew all the time as a kid, made up stories for myself with pictures. In fourth grade I remember doing other kid's art projects for them because I couldn't get enough just doing my own. When i was about 10, my mother let me paint with her, using her paints. It was very exciting. I don't remember what we painted, but loved the feeling of the brush and mixing color, watching the paint pour off the brush onto the paper. I'm still am crazy about that.
I like to work in acrylics because I am a very fast painter, I don't like waiting for oils to dry. The body of my work is in acrylics. I like to start with a very smooth surface. I work on wood; Birch plywood. Then I make the surface rough with layers of paint and crackling. I do lots of sanding and layering of color. Then I often grid out the surface and start to draw patterns. I use copper and gold leafing in my work to create different textures and patterns. Painting the patterns helps me sort out what the picture will be. I rarely know what the final image will be when I start, but sometimes it is very clear.
Chris Wyllie’s Tenth Annual Ornament Show & Paintings, Nov-Dec. 2015, helped welcome Tiffany Peay Jewelry as a pop-up version of the shop to Newport. It was a fabulous event, thank you all who joined us!