Artist Erik Koeppel presents “Q&A with Erik Koeppel: Painting in the White Mountains”
323 Elm St
Milford, NH 03055
On February 15, Erik Koeppel, a nationally recognized painter working in the traditions of the nineteenth-century White Mountain School artists, will present a gallery talk, “Q&A with Erik Koeppel: Painting in the White Mountains,” at New Hampshire Antique Co-op. This lecture is in conjunction with the current exhibit on view at New Hampshire Antique Co-op, “Snowbound: Winter Landscapes from the 19th c. to Present.”
All are welcome to this Valentine’s weekend gallery talk and champagne reception on Saturday, February 15, at 1 p.m. in the Upstairs Gallery at New Hampshire Antique Co-op. Bring your sweetheart to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Enjoy refreshments while you take in the gallery talk and view the winter paintings exhibition.
Painting en plein air, defined as outdoors and onsite, presents wonderful opportunities and unique challenges for artists, especially in the winter in New England. From brisk blue-sky days to blinding blizzards, the invigorating snow-covered scenery holds tremendous appeal for artists to capture nature’s rugged beauty. Koeppel will discuss his traditional painting techniques and his strategies of painting the White Mountains in the winter, both en plein air as well as in the studio. He will also present some of his recently completed new works and field questions from the audience.
Koeppel is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design and New York Academy of Art. He has exhibited widely throughout New England, New York City and beyond, receiving numerous awards and accolades for his outstanding work. Koeppel’s mastery of traditional techniques has led him to become one of a few contemporary artists whose work is regularly exhibited with historic masters of the 19th and early 20th centuries. As a leader in a movement of young painters seeking to revive the methods of the White Mountain School, his paintings have hung beside acclaimed historical art figures such Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Edgar Degas, John Frederick Kensett and George Inness. American Artist, Plein Air Magazine and other respected publications have covered Koeppel’s progress.
Koeppel lives in the heart of the White Mountains in Jackson, New Hampshire, where he maintains a studio. Works by Koeppel are always available in the Upstairs Gallery at New Hampshire Antique Co-op.
New Hampshire Antique Co-op is a destination shop for fine art, period furniture, porcelain, silver, collectibles, jewelry and more. NHAC is one of the largest group antique shops in the state. Established in 1983 by the Hackler family, the shop features more than 200 dealers and 2,000 consignors. The shop is located at 323 Elm Street in Milford, New Hampshire, and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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