Photo-surrealism…the Jazz of artistic imagery

Posted in New Artwork Available, Ongoing events of interest, SmartArtMarket News with tags , on July 9, 2014 by Richard Summers

The Hermit, Greg Alper, http://www.AlperMusic.com

The Hermit  ~by Greg Alper

Prints available directly from the artist, a multi-talented musician,  music teacher and photographer. Contact info upon request.

Mergers and acquisitions

Posted in Ongoing events of interest, SmartArtMarket News on July 5, 2014 by Richard Summers

Recently, we realized that our flagship website: smartartmarket.com, was long overdue for an update. So we decided to repoint all the traffic for that site to this blogsite while we reconstruct a new page, and learned some new software tricks…(ugh!).

One thing became immediately obvious. Some of the artwork on the main website has never really gotten the exposure that we feel it deserves. The traffic to the blogsite has always been greater than the traffic to the webpage. That may be partly the result of a narrower focus of things discussed on the blog. So please bear with us while we work out the details, and we hope you will appreciate our sharing some of our favorite things from the original website with you here.

For starters, take a look at this intriguing watercolor by Alice Buckner.

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Alice moved to western Massachusetts a couple of years ago, but we are still occasionally in touch with her. If you would like to see more of her work, let us know, and we will put you in touch with her.

Meanwhile, stay tuned for more exciting news and shared artwork. Let us know what you’re thinking, or what you’d like to see. Our goal is not just to rewrite the main webpage, but also to make the blog more interactive. Your participation is welcome.

Another Mickelson comes to light

Posted in New Artwork Available, Ongoing events of interest, Works by Jim Mickelson on May 27, 2014 by Richard Summers

We got a call for a collector in Rhode Island who had a painting similar to some he had seen on our website. It was a painting of a vase of flowers. He was fairly certain it was by Jim Mickelson. Last Friday he dropped it off for us to evaluate. It is unmistakably Jim’s work. It would appear to be from his Rockport days, although there is no date or other clue on the canvas or stretcher frame. It is in excellent condition.

Jim'sFloral
Oil on canvas
20 x 24, unframed
signed lower right

                                       Available in our gallery                                            info@smartartmarket.com   (for serious inquiries only)

New collectors discover Mickelson’s work

Posted in SmartArtMarket News, Works by Jim Mickelson with tags , , on May 10, 2014 by Richard Summers

This painting sold pretty quickly once it came into our gallery in February.

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The buyers are new to the area, but lifelong art collectors, and excited about discovering some of the local talent. Another piece we have in our collection is under consideration.

@CSG, our priorities are Conservation and Presentation

Posted in Archival Framing, Ongoing events of interest with tags , , on April 18, 2014 by Richard Summers

Antique oil on wood panel floating in gold frame

Antique Oil on Wood Panel floating in Gold Leaf Frame

Connor Summers Gallery  ・  Newburyport, MA

(978) 462-9196  ・  www.connorsummers.com

 

Posted in New Artwork Available, Ongoing events of interest, Work by Jon Kodwyck, Works by Jim Mickelson, Works by Michael Updike on April 9, 2014 by Richard Summers

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Recently, in our gallery

Posted in New Artwork Available, Ongoing events of interest, Works by Jim Mickelson on February 9, 2014 by Richard Summers

Two paintings by Jim Mickelson were recently brought into our gallery. Both date to the early 1980s and were painted by Jim while he was living in Newburyport, MA. The sailboat painting is very clean, but does show some minor craquelure. The beach scene could probably benefit from a very light cleaning. Both are excellent examples of his work and may be seen in our gallery.

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oil on canvas, 18×24, unframed

Figures on Beach-CH

oil on canvas, 10×14, unframed

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