Friday, January 20 at 5:00 pm

Artist of the Month: Bill Graulty

 

January’s featured artist is Bill Graulty of West Stockbridge, a painter of New England landscapes, interiors, and still life oils and watercolors.  A native of Connecticut, he has lived in the Berkshires for nearly 40 years.

 

The hills, fields, rivers and ponds, as well as barns, boats, and bridges provide limitless subjects, Bill says. “I am also inspired by rural and coastal places and seasonal changes – the end of winter, for example, or, the coming of fall or a late-season storm. These are places and conditions that create a certain tension that I try to convey in my paintings.”

 

Bill is largely self-taught – a process that continues every day. “I spent many summers in Old Lyme, Connecticut, where I was exposed to the traditions of impressionism and representational art.  I also spent time at Prout’s Neck, Maine, where Winslow Homer did some of his best work. One summer my wife’s family rented Homer’s studio, which was a very comfortable cottage overlooking the cliffs and ocean. But as an inspiration for a young art dabbler, it was too much. I put my paints away almost immediately.”

 

Bill recently entered a new phase of creativity following a career that included broadcast journalism and marketing communications.

 

Bill’s exhibit will be on display in the Library’s lobby art gallery throughout the month of January.  A reception for the artist will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 



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