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Portrait creation process by john taylor and greg pearcy.



Two amazing artists have been kind enough to share their time, expertise and skills for several hours on Saturday, July 20th from 11am – 4pm. Join us for the fun and magic of art in PROCESS by two masters.


John C. Traynor spent his early years in New Jersey. His art studies began at Delbarton School in Morristown New Jersey; from there he went to Paier College of Art in New Haven Connecticut, starting at the age of 16. He studied figure painting at the Art Students League of New York, as a merit scholar, with Frank Mason, as well as landscape painting with Mason in Vermont. John followed his studies with Mason by spending a year studying sculpture in Italy.
Having completed his studies by the time he was 20 years old, John was determined to become a professional artist. As an unknown artist John started selling his paintings at outdoor art shows, in the Northeast where he was able to meet collectors in person. This exposure opened opportunities with galleries. Traynor has won numerous awards including the Frank DuMond award from the Hudson Valley Art Association and the Medal of Honor from the Salmagundi Club of which he is an honorary member. In addition, John is also an inductee into the Delbarton School Hall of Honors and attained the level of Copley Master from the Copley Society of Boston.
John has made numerous painting expeditions to Ireland as well as trips to Holland, Italy, France, England, Scotland, Austria, Israel and many locations across the United States including Hawaii. John currently resides in southern New Hampshire in a quaint New England village with his wife Liz. Surrounding their home are many gardens that inspire John’s paintings.
John is a skillful painter of every genre: landscape, still life and portraiture. His unique blend of realism and atmospheric impressionism set his work apart. Many people can recognize a “Traynor painting” by its brush strokes and unique feeling. Part of his success is connecting emotionally with others through his work reminding people of moments in their life or memories of the past.
What inspires John is nature and what he sees around him whether it is the flowers from his gardens, people in his life or the landscape outdoors. John’s interpretation of his subject matter is influenced from artists of the past. His use of light and atmospheric effect is reminiscent of the old master painters such as the American tonality painters and the French Impressionist artists. There is a richness and fullness to his work that is ‘old world’ yet contemporary with his unique style.
Galleries –
John’s works are on display in several galleries across North America


Craig started early in art, obtaining professional commissions at 14 and was chosen as Nebraska’s Outstanding Young Artist at 17.  While in college he worked as a composite artist for several law enforcement agencies including the F.B.I. and continued doing so after becoming an art teacher in Colorado.
     After a move to California he began work as an illustrator for a major newspaper and during this time, he also achieved considerable notoriety as a sports artist for the California Angels, Topps Baseball Card Co., and Upper Deck Baseball Card Co.
     In 2002, Craig and his wife, Julie, moved to New Hampshire where he paints the beauty of New England.  He is a member of The Portrait Society of America (who chose his portfolio as one of the top 5 in 2015) and Oil Painters of America (where he recently won second place in a national competition).
     His work has been featured in American Art Collector, Southwest Art and International Artist magazines and can be seen in The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, The Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site and in private collections from coast to coast and in Europe.  He has won many national awards including two Best of Shows in 2015.  Recently, he was chosen by New Hampshire Magazine as “Best White Mountain Artist” and has two portraits on permanent display in the state house in Concord, NH.

Titling at Windmills Gallery hours are 10am – 5pm daily with the exceptions –
closed Wednesdays and Sundays closing at 4pm.




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