In 1665 a group of colonists from the west side of the Connecticut River separated from the Saybrook colony in what became known as the “Loving Parting.” In 1855 this new colony, called Lyme, was divided to create the current towns of Lyme and Old Lyme.
Based on the Walking Tours of Lyme Street, this one week workshop takes advantage of the art inspiring properties of historical Old Lyme. Follow in the footsteps of the Old Lyme Impressionists and paint the town. Tour is enhanced by talks from the Historical Society and a visit to the Florence Griswold Museum.
Instructor: Michael Viera, B.F.A., Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts; M.F.A., New York Academy of Art
Mr.Viera has awards from the National Arts Club, New York and The New Haven Paint and Clay Club, where his work is part of their permanent collection.
Working with both Figurative Narrative and in Landscape, Michael emotes depth of space and mood through selective brushwork and illuminating glazes.
His paintings have been described as: Reserved intensity, unique in style that incorporates haunting light and depth of texture with clean geometric compositions.
Michael Viera is represented by one of the most respected art dealers in NYC and the Hamptons, Peter Marcelle, and has shown most recently in NYC and Santa Fe, NM.
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