Massachusetts Cultural Council Award, 2020. Connecting the picturesque in England with the local landscape of Topsfield.

I am pleased to announce I will be offering a lecture in the Topsfield Town Library this coming spring in conjunction with my award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The focus of this year’s lecture will be connecting the picturesque movement in England with the local landscape of Topsfield. The picturesque movement was meant to offset the negative impact of the Industrial Revolution by creating landscape gardens free from smog filled and crowded London.

I am starting a new series of landscape paintings inspired by the Picturesque Movement and will discuss this connection during the lecture. More information to follow.

June Morning Light, River Road. (2019). 24 x 40 inches. Mixed media painting. Photo: Gary Tardiff.