The opening reception at the Garvin Gallery this evening was first rate. The gallery was packed to the brim as artist and gallery owner, Sandy Garvin, presented the outstanding work of three classically trained artists whom I am sure will be making a mark in the art world for years to come. It was a pleasure to behold the work of these three young men and I encourage you to make a visit to 8 Novelty Lane in Essex, Connecticut. Should you be in the market for some fine art you will not be disappointed.
Hollis Dunlap is a Stobart Scholar with a BFA from the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts. He has studied classical painting and drawing techniques since the age of 14. His primary interest has been to combine traditional painting methods with more modern and abstract use of color and paint application. Hollis resides in New London, Connecticut where he is a full time painter and has gallery representation in New York City as well as San Francisco.
Jack Montmeat is a 2002 graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design who derives his inspiration from the Old Masters. A recipient of numerous awards and grants, Jack has traveled to Florence and Paris to paint as well. He is a full time painter specializing in portraiture.
Scott Waddell received his BFA from Florida State University in 2003 and attended the Florence Academy of Arts. His studies continued under Jacob Collins for three years at the Waterstreet Atelier in New York. Scott now lives in Mystic Connecticut, where he teaches classical painting in his own Sorrentio Studio.
Sandy Garvin, an outstanding artist in her own right, has a refined eye for excellence in fine art. She encourages those who visit the Garvin Gallery to come, relax, and view the pleasures she has presented on her walls. The show will run until September 30, 2007. Gallery hours are Wed-Sun 11-5. Call 860-767-9481 for details.