By Kent Winchell
Opening Reception and Art Exhibition
July 11th, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Ludington Gallery of OLPGN
The library presents the opening exhibition and reception for Summer Breeze featuring Kent Winchell of Old Lyme on July 11, 2013 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The exhibition runs through August 31.
Winchell began art lessons as a child at the Lyme Art Association. After graduating from high school he studied evenings at Mitchell College, and went on to attend Pratt Institute in New York. Living and painting in the city provided its own lessons in art, composition, and changes in the light and angles that still can be seen in his work from time to time.
After four years in the military service, and raising a family, Winchell’s painting took second place to work and family life. It was in a chance meeting and several conversations with famed Connecticut artist/teacher Lou Bonamarte, that Winchell was invited to paint at his studio. He received instruction and criticism that gave him the impetus to return to painting on a regular basis.
As a juried artist and an elected member of the Lyme Art Association, Winchell’s paintings appear frequently in member shows. His outstanding painting of a Stonington Connecticut marsh scene was selected for the invitation to the spring 2007 Exhibit.
Winchell finds inspiration for his paintings in the countryside of eastern Connecticut, northern Vermont and the coastline of Maine. The Impressionists of the famed Old Lyme Art Colony have greatly influenced his work. The reception is free and open to the public.