Charles Newman Paints At The Dock For The Cape Ann Plein Air Event In Town This Week

About Charles Newman:

I am an experiential artist. I seek to capture an experience or sensation in my artwork, so that the painting is felt. Painting on site, en plein air (outdoors), I strive to understand the effects of light and the moods and emotions it evokes from my surroundings. Many of my works are done alla prima, which means wet into wet, mostly completed in one session in order to achieve a fresh and harmonious representation of light.

The subject matter of my paintings ranges from overlooked industrial neighborhoods to the privacy of the home. Whether painting a landscape, an interior, or a still life, I strive to express the integrity of my personal touch, as I bear witness to the moment and changing conditions of my surroundings. Translating these elements onto the surface makes the painting process both challenging and exciting.

About Cape Ann Plein Air 2019:

Cape Ann Plein Air’s (CAPA) mission is to preserve and promote Cape Ann’s legacy as the birthplace of American Plein Air painting, and enhance our local economy. This is made possible through the close collaboration of committed supporters from across the region —  businesses, regional arts and cultural organizations, and the Cape Ann communities of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester-by-the Sea — working with CAPA organizers to offer a robust, weeklong program of painting competitions, exhibitions and education. 

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