Another gallery I visited in Orleans is called Trees Place.
To me, it seems more traditional and, yes, more expensive, than AddisonArtGallery. But the gallery attendant (a painter and art student herself) was very helpful and candid. Her loyalty was evident, so she was unwilling and unable to make comparisons with any of the other gallerys on the Cape.
English was being featured when we visited. Her paintings included lots of water and definitely caught the hues and movement of water.
This painting seemed quite dull, to me, but a friend of mine was told by HER gallery owner to take home a porcelain cat and paint it with some flowers because the owner KNEW it would sell. And it did... the first day in the shop... and NOT to the person the owner anticipated. (Oh, and the buyer bought the cat statue, too.)
I have mixed feelings about this series. They are breathtaking technically, but adding items that one believes are related to the original artist or scene seems additive or reactive rather than creative. Cortez is apparently giving a talk about the works in August 2013, so you might want to check it out.
I guess it's like interpreting Dreams. I have my OWN meaning which I ascribe to important visions and images. I am not particularly interested in any-old-body-else's interpretations.
This bunny was definitely honored to have SUCH a high-falutin' frame.
I've liked Hollingstorth's painting for quite a while. Something about a breezy gauzy curtain that whispers "vacation," "solitude," "peace."
This was in a very dark corner... and I'm not positive about the attribution. As I remember it was oil on panel. Even in the shadows the moon was like a beacon. Definite skill with values and shading.
The range of colors in the brass pot's paint is amazing. VERY skilled. I think the still life looks awfully stiff, though.