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Paul Landry - NEW ENGLAND CLASSIC -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          NEW ENGLAND CLASSIC
by Paul Landry

$150.00

LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Limited Edition of: 850
Image Size: 26"w x 9 7/8"h.
Published: August 1998


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As we travel away from today's highways, there are lots of interesting houses to be seen. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. The rambler house was built as a main place for shelter, food and lodging. As the household grew in number, it often became necessary to add a room or two or more - a kitchen might be added onto the existing structure if the original one had to be used for sleeping quarters. Then, if necessary and practical, yet another room might be added on for supplies and storage, canning from the garden, preserves, winter vegetables and wood would be stored for the fireplace.

This was the home of a sea captain. When he was home, especially during the long winter, it's where he taught his sons the pleasure of creating ship models and sailboats for summer fun. He also taught them the joy of sharing and developing their talent with all who came by. He would tell his stories as he sat in the rocking chair with the odor of cinnamon in the air - no doubt there was a pie baking in the big old stove. It might have been his father's and his grandfather's home, passed down from one generation to another. You can find similar homes in many other places but this one is a "New England Classic."


Paul Landry
A delight to both the eye and the heart, a Landry painting is an invitation to the peace and beauty of nostalgic memories. Come home to his romantic imagery of widow’s walks and white picket fences, schooners and sloops, carousels and striped awnings, quaint verandahs, window boxes bursting with blossoms, and that first warm spring afternoon at the flower market. The artist’s sharp, crisp colors express balmy summer afternoon, brilliant fall foliage, or the soft snow of a frosty winter’s morn, inviting the viewer to savor the best of every season. Known for the lush gardens he lovingly portrays, Paul’s fascination with florals began as a child. Although he was primarily assigned to work in his father’s vegetable garden, he admired what his mother could do in her flower beds. Today, he spends leisure time creating and tending the flower gardens at his own home. Gardening, for Paul, could be considered “research,” as he absorbs impressions of his surroundings for future compositions. His signature scenes of beauty and nostalgia give a much needed sense of serenity to our busy lives. Surrender to a trip with renowned artist Paul Landry to a not-too-distant corner of the world that is rural, seafaring, and timeless. The work of Paul Landry can brighten a room by its presence alone. Romantic images of flower-filled seaside gardens, cozy cottages, and ocean shores, the paintings are bright and airy and filled with lush colors. Now one of the most popular nostalgia artists in the U.S., Landry was born on the coast of Canada, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The grandson of two sea captains (one Scottish, the other French), it was inevitable that he, too, turn to the sea as he grew older, working with fishermen on the banks of Nova Scotia and helping them pull up their nets and traps. Never far away were his sketchpad and camera. “I believe that you have to know your subject to paint it well,” he says. “Spending time on the sea has allowed me to know its many moods.” By the time Landry was seventeen, he had gained apprentice status as a photoengraver. He started working his way through the Nova Scotia College of Art and also attended the Art Students League in New York City. Shortly afterward, he took a brief sabbatical to paint the sea and the people who make their living from it. Finally Landry settled in Connecticut, where he taught at Westport’s Famous Artists School and wrote the popular textbook On Drawing and Painting. He still lives near the shore, enjoying the company of his wife and three children. He maintains an interest in sports car racing, gardening and golfing. His second book, "The Captain’s Garden: A Reflective Journey Home Through the Art of Paul Landry", was published to unanimous praise in 1996. His third book, "At the Heart of Christmas," published in 2001, was an instant sell-out. Landry’s paintings have a loyal and growing audience because they celebrate the spirit of life and bring back memories of halcyon days. “The sea, the villages that border it and the people who work it all hold a great fascination for me, providing unending sources of inspiration as they beckon my heart and hand.”

 

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