Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Announcing my membership in The Guild of Boston Artists

My presentation in the President's Gallery of The Guild of Boston Artists

I was honored this winter when artist, Stapleton Kearns nominated me for membership in the Guild of Boston Artists. After a long applications process, I'm happy to announce that I have been voted in as a member. 

Here's a little information about the Guild:

The Guild of Boston Artists is a non-profit association of painters and sculptors whose purpose is to promote, nurture and encourage traditional art while adhering to the highest standards of quality and presentation.


Established in 1914 by the prominant painters of the day, including Edmund Tarbell, William Paxton and Frank Benson, the Guild of Boston Artists was created to be an artist owned and operated gallery. With the mission of promoting both emerging and established artists living in the region, the Guild developed a reputation for excellence in quality and presentation.
As soon as the association moved into their 162 Newbury Street location, they began converting the space to suit their needs. A second exhibition space was added to the ground floor that featured a stunning skylight. This room became known as the President’s Gallery, named for those who ran the organization throughout the years.
In the 1930’s the Guild became a nonprofit arts association and added educational programs to their roster of events. The mission expanded to promoting the arts though lectures, demonstrations and social gatherings. The Guild was a center for interchange of ideas between the artists and the community.
Today the Guild still maintains their building at 162 Newbury Street, the heart of Boston’s Gallery District. The mission is to both provide exhibition space to local, traditional artists and to offer educational opportunities to the local community.

 You can learn more about the Guild on there website at this link: The Guild of Boston Artists
Although my work is not up on the site yet.

Here are the paintings that got me voted in:

Erik Koeppel "Clouds Breaking Over the Hudson" 14 x 24 inches. Oil on canvas

Erik Koeppel "Mount Washington in Autumn" 14 x 24 inches Oil on Canvas

Erik Koeppel "Tuckerman's Ravine" 14 x 24 inches Oil on canvas

Erik Koeppel "Long Island Early Autumn" 22 x 30 inches Oil on Canvas
Erik Koeppel "Jackson Falls" 11 x 16 inches Oil on panel (painted outdoors) 
Want to learn more about my painting technique? Watch my 9 hour DVD:

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



  • 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)
Thank you for reading!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

July Workshop in the White Mountains



 The Hudson River Fellowship artist residency will be once be returning to Jackson, N.H. this July. Lauren Sansaricq and I will be teaching a workshop alongside the fellowship. This will probably be my last workshop for 2015. The details are below.

Erik Koeppel "Autumn Clouds Over Mt. Adams" 9 x 16 inches Oil on panel

 Techniques of the Hudson River School with Erik Koeppel & Lauren Sansaricq

July 9 - 14, 2015 (6 instructed days. Instructors alternate days)
$775 ($387.50/deposit)

Location: Jackson, NH in the White Mountain National Forest

Limit: 12 artists
Please see our recommended accomodations on the main page for housing.
Regardless of your level of experience our goal as instructors will be to provide you with a thorough introduction to traditional landscape painting. In this workshop we will attempt to place ourselves in the mindset of the great American Landscape Painters of the 19th Century. By painting in locations actually portrayed by the Hudson River School, we will discover a deeper understanding of how these artists approached the challenge of rendering the landscape before them.
Although we encourage painting, students wishing to learn landscape drawing for the entire ten days are welcome. We will address the following: compositional sketching, light and atmosphere in grisaille, outdoor painting in color. (See attached PDF for full course desctription and Supply List)
The instructors will alternate teaching days.
Please fill out the registration form accessible via the link below whether you are paying by cash, check or credit card. Cash or checks must be received within a few days to hold your spot and must be for the full amount.
Deposit is due upon registration. Final balance is due by May 1, 2015.
Make checks payable to Grand Central Atelier.
They must be received within 1 week of sign-up to hold your spot.
Mail to: Grand Central Atelier; 4606 11th Street; Long Island City, NY 11101

To find workshop info on the Grand Central Atelier's website CLICK HERE and scroll down
To learn about the Hudson River Fellowship below are some links to previous posts. The 2015 fellows have already been selected.

2013 more

To get more details on the Hudson River Fellowship contact the Grand Central Atelier.
General Inquiries: