Archive for November, 2013

Rediscovering Jon Kodwyck

Posted in New Artwork Available, SmartArtMarket News, Work by Jon Kodwyck on November 30, 2013 by Richard Summers

We have recently begun to see Jon Kodwyck’s drawings and paintings find new collectors. Jon was part of a talented group of artists who lived and maintained studios in Newburyport during the period of its renaissance. The late 60s and 70s saw the city begin to emerge from the decay it had fallen into, and the artists like Kodwyck, Mickelson, Richard Gibney and Waldo Pierce provided some of the energy, and a good deal of the optimism that fueled this city’s rebirth.

Our ongoing interest in Jon Kodwyck’s work was coincidentally given a boost when two sources came forth and asked if we would like to show some of their collections of his art, and offer it for sale in our gallery on Market Street.

We currently have several pieces available.
These are just two of my favorites.

"Woman with a Purple Robe" acrylic on board, 1987

“Woman with a Purple Robe”
acrylic on board, 1987

"Untitled" acrylic on board, 1990

acrylic on board, 1990























These, and other works by Jon may be seen at Connor Summers Gallery.   (978) 462-9196

OK, I’ll admit it: summer’s over !

Posted in New Artwork Available, Ongoing events of interest, Works by Michael Updike on November 16, 2013 by Richard Summers

No more wading in the surf off some beach on Boston’s North Shore; not any reason to worry about the undertow or anything  floating where the water is just past your knees,…but maybe as a fond memory of those days, you’d like to let these beautiful jellyfish, carved on slate by local artist Michael Updike float on your wall over the winter.


In true New England craftsman tradition, Michael has carved his art by hand on old slate roofing shingles. This piece measures approx. 10×13 inches and floats about one inch off your wall (much safer than waist deep in the chilly Atlantic). They are compelling, with a natural texture that blends to any environment you bring them into; and their very presence will warm a room, or your very soul over a long Northeastern winter.

This, and other works available, at Connor Summers Gallery in Newburyport, MA.