Thursday, October 24, 2019

The Big Painting, Officially Unveiled

If you weren't able to make the unveiling event, here's a little video of what it was like. The Jackson Historical Society and Museum of White Mountain Art was packed to capacity with spectators. Some folks had to look in at the veil drop from outside the window. It was an incredible event, and I'm so honored by the incredible level of community support that has accompanied this project. The painting was commissioned for permanent display as the centerpiece of the Museum of White Mountains Art's collection. In addition to the Jackson Historical Society, more than 65 private donors have contributed to the project, and will be named on a plaque to be hung beside the painting.

Here are some photos of the painting and from the unveiling event.

Erik Koeppel "Autumn in the White Mountains" 78 x 135 inches. Oil on canvas

The Following day, there was a 10 page story in the Conway Daily Sun 
Link to article:

This week I also gave a talk to the local 7th grade art class about the painting. They were great kids, and had excellent questions. 

with the 7th graders

Saturday, October 5, 2019

The BIG Unveiling

Behind that drape is my framed and finished 78x135 inch painting in its permanent home at the Jackson Historical Society & Museum of White Mountain Art. Titled “Autumn in the White Mountains," the painting depicts the Northern Presidential Range. This massive artwork, the largest White Mountain painting ever created, will be unveiled at a reception on October 18th at 6:00 pm. Open to the public, with a suggested entrance fee of $5 per person.

This event will coincide with the Annual White Mountain Art Show and Sale. Here are some of the pieces that will be available at the sale. If you'd like to contact the Society about any of these, or see the other works available, CLICK HERE

Erik Koeppel "Mt. Adams in Autumn" 21x36 in. Oil on panel $11,500
(this is one of the preparatory works for the giant painting) 

Erik Koeppel "Mt. Adams in Spring" 14x18 in. Oil on panel $4500
(also in preparation for the large painting)

Erik Koeppel "The Ellis River" 16x12 in. Oil on panel $3800
(This painting has a black bear hidden in it.) 

Erik Koeppel "Tuckerman Ravine" 14x24 in. Oil on panel $4800
Here again is the link to the Jackson Historical Society's website, and listing of my work: CLICK HERE

Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you at the unveiling reception! 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Artist Talk Saturday, August 24th in Bethel, ME

At the Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, 10 Broad St., Bethel, Maine. Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at 2pm.

Their Description:

Join us for a special presentation by award-winning plein air artist Erik Koeppel of Jackson, New Hampshire, as our major summer exhibit, “Art as Antidote: White Mountain Landscapes,” comes to a close. This free event will begin in the Twitchell Education Center, where Koeppel will share his thoughts on the influence and power of art as an antidote to our times using several of his recently completed art works (which will be for sale) as examples. A visit to the "Art as Antidote" exhibit will follow.

Erik Koeppel (b. 1980) was born in Oregon, and spent his childhood moving with his family through many of the most beautiful landscapes of North America—from the Rocky Mountains, to Southern California, to the Appalachian Range. At the age of ten, his family settled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where he drew obsessively from nature, and began to develop a love for the expressive potentials of traditional representation. Erik received his formal training from the Rhode Island School of Design followed by the New York Academy of Art, and an annual apprenticeship in Wiscasset, Maine, with his professor and friend, Seaver Leslie. After copying extensively from the Italian Masters, he developed a body of work that has been exhibited and collected internationally, and represented across the United States. Koeppel’s mastery of traditional techniques has led him to become one of very few young contemporary artists whose work is regularly exhibited with historic masters of the 19th and early 20th Centuries. His work has hung beside Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Edgar Degas, John Frederick Kensett, and George Inness, and he has had the distinguished honor of entering permanent collections including artists of this caliber. American Artist, PleinAir Magazine, and other respected publications have covered his progress. Koeppel is a member of the esteemed Guild of Boston Artists.

Facebook link to event:

Wednesday, June 5, 2019


Boston, MA 
The Guild of Boston Artists
162 Newbury St.

Annual Members Exhibition
May 4th - June 8th, 2019

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

Art as Antidote
June 6th to August 31st, 2019

An exhibition of works from a private collection, that will not be for sale.

I'll give an Artist Talk on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at 2pm

New York City, NY
Rehs Galleries
5 East 57th St. 8th Floor

Group Landscape Show
June 10th - 28th, 2019

Milford, NH
New Hampshire Antique Coop
323 Elm St.

The New England Landscape
April 13th - September 10th, 2019

Jeffersonville, VT 
The Bryan Memorial Gallery
180 Main St.

The Legacy Gallery 2019

Then and Now
June 27th - September 2nd

Long Island City, NY 
Eleventh Street Arts
46-06 11th St.

Escape: Celebrating the Great Outdoors
June 27th - September 5th

Jackson, NH 
The Jackson Historical Society
23 Black Mountain Rd.

Ongoing White Mountain Art Show and Sale

Also if you're visiting Jackson this summer, please feel free to make an appointment to visit my studio at

More announcements soon!