Besides our stable of contemporary artists, work shown at the gallery often includes 19th and 20th Century artists whose subjects include collectable and affordable impressionistic paintings of landscape and maritime subjects. The "meet our artists" section below reveals each individual's biography (if available) and showcases most of the work we're currently displaying.

Peter Layne Arguimbau

Peter Layne Arguimbau was born in Darien, Connecticut in 1951. He was handed a paintbrush at the age of eight by his father, a portraitist. Peter met Frank Manson and studied with him for fourteen years at the Art Students League in New York. Since then he has lived and painted throughout the world, spending three years in Florence, Rome and Naples, studying and analyzing Classicism and the Baroque era. this period became the focus of his special interest, which extends to Flemish, Italian and Spanish masters. His undergraduate education included The Loomis School and Vassar College. Peter holds a very extensive study program in fine arts.

Peter Layne Arguimbau's Gallery

Edward Howard Betts

A seascape and landscape painter, Edward Betts studied at the Art Students League and Yale University. He acquired an M.F.A. at the University of Illinois, Champaign, where he also taught from 1949 to the 1970s. He began painting in the late 1940s on Monhegan Island, Maine.

His work was exhibited in five Corcoran Biennials, and he is the author of books on painting landscapes and seascapes in watercolor and acrylic.

Edward Howard Betts' Gallery

John Bunyan Bristol

Born in Hillsdale, near Hudson, New York, John Bristol was primarily a self-taught artist. He did study briefly with the landscapist Henry Ary, who moved to the Hudson area in the early 1840s. Painters in Hudson were noted as landscape specialists, and Ary, who was known for his picturesque views of the town and nearby Mount Merino, was the instructor in painting and drawing at the Hudson Female Academy, and had some influence on artists in the area.

John Bristol exhibited at the National Academy of Design from 1858 to 1900, was elected an associate academician in 1860, and a member in 1875. Although Bristol lived in New York City, he traveled and painted throughout New England almost every summer. He was a member of the Century Association from 1873 to 1909.

John Bunyan Bristol's Gallery

George Elmer Browne

George Elmer Browne was a popular American Impressionist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and was also a skilled teacher and administrator, active in many capacities in the international art world. He was known for his strong sense of composition and wide masses of color with only the suggestion of detail in the background.

A likely influence on him, especially the way he handled skyscapes, was English painter John Constable.

Browne was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, in 1871. After attending public school in Salem and revealing artistic talent at an early age, he studied at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Cowles School of Art in Boston. Like so many of his time, he went to Paris where he attended the Academie Julian as a student of Jules Lefevbre and Tony Robert-Fleury.

Returning to the United States, he set up a studio in New York City and his work became popular. He won his first award a bronze medal at the Mechanics Fair in Boston in 1895, and he founded the Browne Art Classes. Many summers were spent at Provincetown, Massachusetts.

George Elmer Browne 's Gallery

Maurice King Burns (1895-1934)

Born at the turn of the 19th century (literally), Maurice King Burns was the son of a prominent New York City real estate contractor. His father had plans for him to participate in the family business, but Maurice was more interested in painting. He died in 1934, at the age of 39, in a fire in his New York City apartment. His medium was oil paint and, having stored many of his painting supplies in the apartment, the materials likely contributed to the tragic event.

Maurice painted in the Realist/Representational style. His subjects were most often marine, land and seascapes. A specialty of his was depicting snowy, wintery scenes in locations such as the Catskills. He also painted New England and New York street scenes.

Some of Maurice's paintings were submitted to juried shows at the Guggenheim Museum and the Salmagundi Club. Most of his paintings were completed while traveling to New Hampshire and Massachusetts towns, harbors and coastlines such as Gloucester, Rockport, and Provincetown. Many of his works were left as gifts to the family and friends he visited.

Maurice King Burns' Gallery

Charles Warren Eaton

Charles Eaton resided in Bloomfield, New Jersey for fifty years at 63 Monroe Place and maintained a studio at this residence. His New York studio was located at 9 West 17th Street. He never married and retired at the age of 70, and did not paint at all during the last 10 years of his life. He died in 1937 at Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, New Jersey (the adjoining town).

Charles Warren Eaton's Gallery

Richard Hayley Lever

Born in Adelaide, Australia, Hayley Lever was known for his town-shore landscapes and still-life painting in a style that combined impressionism with vivid colors and strong lines of realism---post impressionism. In his use of color, he was deeply influenced by Vincent Van Gogh. He freely explored numerous styles based on impressionism but was never locked into any particular style.

He showed early art talent and traveled to England in 1893. He studied art in London and then painted at a (showing 500 of 8353 characters).

Hayley Lever's Gallery

Michael J. Lynch

Colorado native Michael J. Lynch approaches every painting as if it were the only one in the world. Working from nature rather than from his memory of it, he forges an intense dialogue with the view before him. Lynch feels the weather and hears the wind, and sometimes lets the rain fall on him or the darkness overtake him. He completes his works right on the spot in a race against time in an ever changing light, so concerned is he with the integrity of light and color. “Something gets into them outdoors.” He acknowledges.

Michael Lynch's Gallery

Leonard Mizerek

Leonard Mizerek was born in Philadelphia, nurtured his artistic love of nature while growing up in the Brandywine Valley. Known for his colorful seascapes, Leonard paints on site from nearby coastal locations as well as harbors throughout the world. Born in Philadelphia, Leonard Mizerek cultivated his artistic love of nature while growing up in Brandywine Valley. Leonard graduated with a B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University. He studied at The New York Art Students League under the auspices of nationally known painter, Nelson Shanks; then continued his studies under Raymond Kinstler at the National Academy of Design.

Leonard Mizerek's Gallery

Joseph Newman

Joseph Newman 's Gallery

William Preston

William Preston 's Gallery


William Lester Stevens

Born in Rockport, Massachusetts, Stevens received his initial art training from Parker Perkins, a local marine painter who charged him fifty cents an hour. He later spent four years at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts School, where he studied under Edmund Tarbell, among others. Although influenced by Tarbell, Stevens’ wide range of brushstrokes and impressionist style prevented him from being classified as a “Tarbellist,” as many of Tarbell’s followers were labeled.

Stevens joined the Army in 1917 and was sent to Europe where he continued to paint and sketch. Upon his return to the United States, he was pleased to discover that Rockport had become a popular haven for artists. Though he was the only native son among them, such well-known painters as Frank Duveneck, Childe Hassam, Leon Kroll and Jonas Lie also recorded the scenery of Rockport, Cape Ann and Gloucester.

William Lester Stevens' Gallery