There was a full two page advertisement in the August issue of American Art Review inviting all and sundry to an open studio at the home of John C. Traynor. When I saw that he lived in Southern New Hampshire, I figured it couldn't be all that far away, and that it would make a nice day trip. It wasn't and it did. (I'll post the scenery photographs in another entry!)
I got to speak to his mother as well. You don't always get to mix business, pleasure AND family. Everyone was enthusiastic, relaxed, interesting and interested.
I snagged the photo below from one of his friend's websites who was congratulating him for winning the 2010 Salmagundi Club medal. (It's a big deal for New England Artists!!)
There's a thread about him at http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=349771&highlight=traynor
I wish I knew what kind of tree the one on the right is. It has ENORMOUS leaves (big enough for placemats!) and about half of them were turned under-side up in the light breeze.
I think the sheep (above) and the trees (below) must be pieces of his early work because the colors he used and his signature are different.
At the front of the house, accessible from it's own door rather than the front porch was a screened patio/gazebo. The ceiling, like most of the wood in the house, also appeared to be cherry.
Cherry wood and more cherry wood. I have no idea whether this stairway is original or new, but it seemed to have been simply and lovingly carved.
The stained glass window on the right is set into the upper part of the wall between the kitchen and the informal dining area.
To see more of his work, click here.https://www.google.com/search?gs_rn=25&gs_ri=psy-ab&tok=IHusYvD3YhTinFCkumssKw&cp=5&gs_id=98&xhr=t&q=tchotchke&safe=off&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.50768961,d.dmg&biw=1420&bih=782&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=3p8SUri6OeT64AO4vYCwBA#bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&fp=7a614063402f0cf5&hl=en&q=john+traynor+paintings&sa=1&safe=off&tbm=isch&um=1