New work: #458 Campus Woodlot #3 Sunrise, Sold, Limited Edition Prints Available
Welcome Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail visitors.
Over the past eight years, I have been completing a series of Plein Air paintings that celebrate the beauty and history of local agricultural communities. Through these works I have sought to capture the unique geography, weather patterns, and natural resources of Western New York. Increasingly conservation and sustainability issues have become central to my work.
2013 started with a bang. First stop, Big Celestial Landscapes and the completion of the huge Winter Zoar Valley I have been slowly working on for six years. Then I moved onto several new smaller regional landscapes such as #458 Campus Woodlot (above). In June, taught watercolor and oil painting classes as part of Chautauqua In June. At the end of June, we traveled to France for two weeks; highlights from the trip included painting the view from Sacré-Cœur Basilica at sunset (completing a seventeen-year goal) and painting the sunset at Omaha Beach. In July, was off to the Elk Lick Scout Reserve with the boys. In August, we will head east again for a long overdue tour of New England and the Adirondack Mountains. In the fall we are gearing up for the Fall Colors painting classes.
Follow me on and
Current and Upcoming Shows:
Chautauqua-Lake Erie Open Studio Tour
Saturday and Sunday, Memorial Weekend,
May 24th-25th & June 31st- 1st, 2014, 10am -5 pm.
"The Hidden Chautauqua"
Patterson Library's Octagon Gallery in Westfield, July 18-August 8 2014.
Opening reception: Friday, July 18th, 7-9pm.
Old Growth Forest makes up less than 1% of the total land in Chautauqua County. Come find "The Hidden Chautauqua" as Plein Air Painter Thomas Annear explores these rare and sometimes endangered landscapes. Programming accompanying this show will include an artist talk, guided hikes at the SUNY Fredonia College Lodge, and Plein Air Painting classes.
“The National Parks and Beyond”
Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Jamestown NY, June -August 2015
Phone: 716- 679-9254
122 Central Ave
Fredonia, NY 14063
The Art Loft, Mayville NY
Surroundings Art Gallery, Westfield NY
Time Pieces, Fredonia NY
Grape Country Marketplace, North East PA
Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail Google Map