Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Kindred Spirits NYC Exhibition, More paintings

Please join us for the opening of
 
Kindred Spirits
 
February 2nd, 6 - 8 pm
Union League Club, 38 East 37th Street, NYC







This exhibition is curated by E. B. Harrington & Co.
Please RSVP:  beth@ebhart.com
Viewing after the opening by appointment
 
Here are more paintings on their way to the exhibition:
 
Erik Koeppel "Last Rays, Florida" 14 x 24 inches, oil on canvas
Erik Koeppel "Clouds in the Presidential Range" 9 x 14 inches, oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Echo Lake" 9 x 16 inches, oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Dream Lake, Storm in the Rockies" 25 x 30 inches, oil on canvas.

Erik Koeppel "Sunset in the Catskills" 9 x 16 inches, oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Sunset Over the Hudson, Sleepy Hollow" 12 x 18inches, oil on canvas

For a full exhibition list, prices, and images, please inquire.





















  



              

Monday, January 18, 2016

NYC 2 Person Show at The Union League Club




Kindred Spirits:
The Paintings of Lauren Sansaricq
And Erik Koeppel

At The Union League Club
38 E 37th St, New York, NY 10016

February 2nd to 29th, 2016
Opening Reception Feb. 2nd, 6 – 8 pm

Erik Koeppel (b.1980) and Lauren Sansaricq (b.1990) met in the summer of 2009 while painting beneath the famous Kaaterskill Falls in New York’s Catskill Mountains. Since then, the couple has become leaders in a movement of young artists working to revive traditional landscape painting techniques, particularly those of the Hudson River School, America’s first great artistic movement. As Kindred Spirits of artistic vision, Lauren and Erik have traveled together across the United States and abroad, painting glorious landscapes in the humble and honest manner of their forefathers. It should be noted however, that these works are not copies from arts illustrious past, but in fact represent a new movement of revival of our nations past artistic ideals. Both artists adamantly believe that the underlying philosophy of celebrating the glory of nature is an urgently needed voice in today’s culture. This assertion has been well proven by the extensive success both artists have found nationwide, in the form of awards, publications, exhibitions, and collectability. The public has been further amazed to learn that these artists create their work by the traditional process of drawing and sketching outdoors in nature, and without the use of photography.

It is thus with great pleasure that the Art Committee presents Kindred Spirits an exhibition of recent paintings by Lauren Sansaricq and Erik Koeppel. The exhibition will include a broad array of subjects, from the South of France, to the Rocky Mountains, to the pastures of the Hudson Valley where American Landscape Painting was born. We welcome you to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, and allow your mind to rest in the peaceful ideal nature contained within these paintings. 

For more information please contact Beth Harrington, beth@ebhart.com 

The exhibition will include an extensive selection of works in all sizes from Lauren and I. Here is a sampling:

Erik Koeppel "Mt. Washington in Autumn" 16 x 27 inches. oil on canvas

Erik Koeppel "Old Growth Hemlock" 11 x 5.5 inches, oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Sunset at Gettysburg" 12 x 22 inches, oil on canvas

...and much more at the show. Remember, the reception is open to the public, but the Union League Club is a private club, so you'll have to make an appointment to view the exhibition after the reception during the month of February. Also note that the Clubs dress code prohibits blue jeans....:) 


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

"Personal Favorites" Exhibition, Museum of White Mountain Art at Jackson

Coinciding with their 13th Annual White Mountain Art Show and Sale, the Jackson Historical Society's Museum of White Mountain Art will have an interesting exhibition called, Personal Favorites (catalog cover above) opening October 23rd. The Museum invited more than 20 collectors of historic White Mountain Art, and four living artists (William R. Davis, Grant Hacking, Erik Koeppel, and Lauren Sansaricq), to select a 'personal favorite' to be included in the show. There is also an engaging essay on collecting White Mountain Art by art historian, Charlie Vogel. I'm honored to be twice included in this exhibition, and will also have numerous paintings for sale in the show and sale opening the same day.

If you stop by the show, be sure to pick up a catalog: 

One collector selected a copy that I made for him after Albert Bierstadt as his personal favorite.

Here are a selection of some of 19th c White Mountain School pieces in the show:

Alfred Wordsworth Thompson (1840-1896)

Benjamin Crackbone Champney (1817-1907)

David Johnson (1827-1908)
There are numerous other fantastic paintings in the show including Alfred Thompson Bricher, John Ross Key, Edward Hill, Frank Henry Shapleigh, and many more.

Here are the pieces I have in the show:

Erik Koeppel (after Albert Bierstadt)  "Moat Mountains, Intervale, NH" 19 x 26 inches Oil on canvas , Private Collection   
....and my personal favorite:

Erik Koeppel "Storm in Tuckerman Ravine" 19 x 28 inches Oil on Canvas, Private Collection 


As part of the catalog I did a short monograph about the painting:



"Erik Koeppel
Storm in Tuckerman Ravine
19 x 28 inches.
Oil on canvas 2015

Monograph:
As a living artist rather than a collector, I must select my Personal Favorite bearing the fact in mind that I have many favorites, and that my favorites are constantly changing. Art reflects life, and as my life changes, so does the focus of my art. The recent focus of my work has been the concept of the sublime; The idea that the awe and terror that one feels when Nature exerts its force in a manner beyond our control is in fact cleansing of the soul, and revealing of the absolute beauty that underlies our existence. Storm in Tuckerman Ravine is my favorite ‘du jour’ because of the way that it epitomizes this concept. In fact nothing speaks to me more of the sublime, than witnessing the weather rolling over Mount Washington. The feeling that this changing weather, in the cool Autumn can be life threatening, is heightened by the intensity of color brought by the season. The minuscule hiker fleeing the scene has been placed to remind the viewer of their own humble place in the picture. My hope is that the viewer of this piece will be inspired with the idea that all things are changing, and we must embrace the beauty before us."

I'll post more on works available at the White Mountain Art Show and Sale. If you'd like a preview the Jackson Historical Society has a listing on their website, which you can find at this link: 


More will be added, and I'll do a blog post on it shorty. I'll also take some photos of the beautiful exhibition space.

Thanks for reading! 

P.S. I've heard from the publisher that my 2nd DVD is not far from completion. Here's the 1st one:


link










INCLUDES


  • Composition Sketch
  • Outdoor Plein Air Study
  • Outdoor Tree at Sunset Study
  • Glazing Demonstration
  • Studio Painting
  • Interview with Fine Art Connoisseur Publisher, B. Eric Rhoads
  • Exhibit of Koeppel paintings
  • 9:37 run time (hours)

Photos from my Fruitlands Museum Lecture




Just sharing some photos from my recent lecture at the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA. Their current exhibition, Hidden Hudson, is a great show that I'd recommend to anyone who likes Hudson River School painting. In the photos above, the paintings on the easels are mine, and the surrounding exhibition is 19th c. American Landscape paintings. The exhibit includes Thomas Cole. Jaspar Cropsey, Asher B. Durand, and many other masters.

These are some of  the paintings I brought to discuss:

Erik Koeppel "Mt. Chocorua: 12 x 20 inches Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Emerald Pool" 30 x 24 inches. Oil on panel
I also brought numerous sketchbooks and outdoor painted studies for discussion. It was a fun talk, and thank you to the Fruitlands Museum for having me.

Thanks for reading!

P.S. I've heard from the publisher that my 2nd DVD is not far from completion. Here's the 1st one:

link










INCLUDES


  • Composition Sketch
  • Outdoor Plein Air Study
  • Outdoor Tree at Sunset Study
  • Glazing Demonstration
  • Studio Painting
  • Interview with Fine Art Connoisseur Publisher, B. Eric Rhoads
  • Exhibit of Koeppel paintings
  • 9:37 run time (hours)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fruitlands Museum Artist Talk Sunday Afternoon, Oct 4th 1-2pm

Erik Koeppel "Mt. Chocorua" 12 x 20 inches. Oil on panel
Please join me this Sunday for an Artist Talk at the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA.

I'll be speaking on the gallery floor of their new exhibition, Hidden Hudson, a collection of 19th c. American Landscape paintings from the Hudson River and White Mountain Schools. I will also bring several of my own paintings for discussion. The lecture will include tales from my personal artistic development as well as broader themes in American landscape painting, and the relevance of this kind of painting in the modern industrialized world. My hope is to inspire you with the important role that landscape painting can have in your daily life.

The Hidden Hudson exhibition will include numerous works that have not been on display in recent years by top American artists such as George Inness, Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, Frederic Edwin Church, John F. Kensett, Jasper F. Cropsey, and their contemporaries. I've previewed the catalog, and it looks like a great show.

 Please follow this link for lecture information on the Fruitlands Museum website:
http://www.fruitlands.org/events,hidden-husdon-lecture

I'll see you at the museum!



P.S. I've heard from the publisher that my 2nd DVD is not far from completion. Here's the 1st one:

link










INCLUDES


  • Composition Sketch
  • Outdoor Plein Air Study
  • Outdoor Tree at Sunset Study
  • Glazing Demonstration
  • Studio Painting
  • Interview with Fine Art Connoisseur Publisher, B. Eric Rhoads
  • Exhibit of Koeppel paintings
  • 9:37 run time (hours)






Tuesday, September 29, 2015

"Reflecting the Real" Group Show in NYC


RSVP on the facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1622827441331804/

#ReflectingTheReal
(Do hatchtags work on blogs?!?! I don't know what these things accomplish.)

Hope to see you at the show!
Thanks for reading.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Exhibition Opening in Wolfeboro, NH Saturday Aug. 29th

Erik Koeppel "View Over Lake Winnipesaukee" 24 x 36 in. Oil on canvas
Lauren Sansaricq and I have an exhibition of around 15 paintings opening at the Art Place in downtown Wolfeboro Saturday, August 29th from 4 to 6pm. Lauren and I will be in attendance, so please come see us, and enjoy some wine and cheese!

Location:
The Art Place
9 North Main St.
Wolfeboro, NH
ph.603-569-6159
     866-569-6159

Here's a nice article in the Conway Daily Sun yesterday, about the show: 




The exhibition will be up for a while, for more information please contact the Art Place with the info above.

Thanks for reading and we'll see you Sat. Night!

A 2nd Instructional DVD on my method of painting is coming soon (eventually!). Here's the first one:

link










INCLUDES


  • Composition Sketch
  • Outdoor Plein Air Study
  • Outdoor Tree at Sunset Study
  • Glazing Demonstration
  • Studio Painting
  • Interview with Fine Art Connoisseur Publisher, B. Eric Rhoads
  • Exhibit of Koeppel paintings
  • 9:37 run time (hours)