Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Erik Koeppel's Front Door

My new front door mural
I had this idea in the back of my head for a while, and finally went forward with painting a mural on my front door. The picture combines several of my favorite White Mountain scenes stuck together into one sprawling view. Included are Glen Ellis Falls, Emerald Pool, Tuckerman's Ravine, and others.

Enjoy next time you visit!

I would be happy to consider inquiries about mural projects. Thank you for your interest!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Gallery Photos of the Show Opening Sunday, 2-5pm

Look forward to seeing you at the show!

Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, 10 Broad St., Bethel, ME

Opening Reception: Sunday, May 27th, 2 to 5 pm

Dates Exhibition will be open: May 29th to October 19th, 2018 (find the hours and more info at

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Museum Opening Sunday, May 27th, 2-5pm

Erik Koeppel "Clouds in the Moat Mountains" 26 x 53 inches. Oil on canvas

White Mountain National Forest Exhibit & Art Show Reception

at The Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, 10 Broad St., Bethel, Maine

Reception: Sunday May 27th, 2018, 2 to 5pm (this Sunday afternoon!) 

Exhibition Dates: May 29th to October 19th, 2018

You can find details on the Museums of the Bethel Historical Society's facebook page at this link, or read on below: 

The Museums of the Bethel Historical Society will host a special preview reception of this season’s newest displays, “White Mountain National Forest: A Centennial Exhibition” and “The White Mountains: Alps of New England” (an art exhibition & sale of paintings by Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq), on Sunday, May 27, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Refreshments will be served, and the event—at the Society’s Robinson House on Broad Street—is free and open to all.
Visitors to the White Mountain National Forest exhibit will learn how the forested highlands of northern New Hampshire and western Maine came to be appreciated by millions for their scenic and health-giving qualities during the 1800s, only to be devastated by un
controlled commercial logging and widespread fires in the final decades of that century. The story of how a large portion of the White Mountain region of New Hampshire and Maine was eventually saved and set aside in 1918 for the public’s benefit is told in the exhibit through paintings, historic photos, artifacts, and moving images.
“The Balancing Act: The Story and Legacy of the Weeks Act” will be shown continually in the newly-renovated theater space at Robinson House; the ten minute-long video describes how one of America’s earliest environmental disasters sparked a nationwide movement to purchase, protect, and manage threatened and damaged forest lands for the public good. The forest conservation legislation forged by Congress under the leadership of John Wingate Weeks struck a balanced approach that addressed both environmental and economic issues. The video explores how successful that balancing act has proven to be in the White Mountain National Forest and other eastern national forests established under the Weeks Act.
Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the White Mountain National Forest, “The White Mountains: Alps of New England” art exhibition and sale will feature the return of award-winning landscapes by nationally-recognized plein air artists Lauren Sansaricq and Erik Koeppel of Jackson, New Hampshire. During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, numerous artists—including many from the Hudson River School—captured the awe-inspiring summits and verdant glens in the White Mountain region of northern New Hampshire and western Maine. Today, Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq create masterful works in the Hudson River style based on their love for the expressive potentials of traditional representation. Their extraordinary paintings recapture the lost techniques of the Hudson River School painters, whose works were characterized by a sense of air, dramatic light, distance, and luminosity.
The White Mountain paintings in the art exhibition will be available for purchase over the duration of the show (paintings will be added on a regular basis), with a portion of each sale helping to support public programming at MBHS.

Here are a few more paintings that I'll be including, but the show will be extensive. Come see it in person! 

Erik Koeppel, "The Great Gulf" 22x29 in. Oil on canvas 
Erik Koeppel, "Autumn Storm on Mount Washington" 16x27 inches. Oil on canvas

Erik Koeppel "Glen Ellis Falls" 23.25 x 19.5 inches, Oil on canvas

I look forward to seeing you Sunday! 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Award Winners Panel Discussion at the Guild of Boston Artists, Saturday, May 12th, 2018 2pm


Join The Guild of Boston Artists this Saturday May 12, 2018 for a Panel and Q&A with the Award Winners of this year's Members Juried Exhibition

2018 Members Juried Exhibition
Saturday May 12, 2018

162 Newbury St., Boston, MA 
Erik Koeppel "The Maine Coast, Mt. Desert" 14x24in. Oil on panel, R.H. Ives Gammell Award

Here's a list of the Awards: 

Charles Movalli Memorial Medal for Excellence in Painting: Kelly Carmody
- The Poppy Dress

Alden Bryan Memorial Award for Landscape: Harley Bartlett - Old New

Edmund C. Tarbell Award: Stapleton Kearns - Snow and Barns in Cambridge,

Frank W. Benson Award: Jean Lightman - Hydrangeas, Pincushion Flowers,
and Berries

R.H. Ives Gammell Award: Erik Koeppel - The Maine Coast, Mt. Desert

North Shore Arts Association Award: Joshua O'Donnell - Ribbon Peel

Awards of Merit:
Alberta Geyer - The Mink Stole
Michael Graves - From Hogback Road, VT
Sergio Roffo - On Lake Winnipesaukee

Many of the Award winners will be at the Guild to discuss their work. 

Hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Received the R.H. Ives Gammell Award

I'm honored that my painting received the R.H. Ives Gammell Award from the Guild of Boston Artists Member's Exhibition.

Erik Koeppel, "The Maine Coast, Mt. Desert" 14x24in. Oil on panel.

Friday, May 4, 2018

2018 Members Juried Exhibition at the Guild of Boston Artists

Erik Koeppel, The Maine Coast, Mt. Desert, 14 x 24 in. Oil on panel 
I'll have this painting on display on Newbury St. in Boston at the Guild of Boston Artists gallery, for their 2018 Members Juried Exhibition.


Join The Guild of Boston Artists this Saturday May 5, 2018 for the Opening Reception of our Annual Members Juried Exhibition!

2018 Members Juried Exhibition

Saturday May 5, 2018

The Guild of Boston Artists is located at 162 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116

Friday, March 30, 2018

Article in the NYC Epoch Times March 30th, 2018

Erik Koeppel, "Clouds in the Moat Mountains" 24 x 53 inches. Oil on canvas
Very excited to have an article by Milene Fernandez in the Epoch Times newspaper in NYC today covering my visit with Lauren Sansaricq to the Thomas Cole show at the Metropolitan Museum.

Here is a link to the online version of the article if you'd like to read it...

Here are some photos of the print version:

Had a teaser on the cover.
Thanks for reading!