NEWBURYPORT – The Newburyport Art Association presents ‘Donald Jurney: New Paintings,’ an exhibition of 80 new paintings by NAA Life Member and featured artist Donald Jurney.
Jurney, a North Shore artist, has been active as a painter for over 50 years, getting his start in New York, and is best known for his landscapes, which draw inspiration from the greatest art movements around the world. , according to the organizers.
Many paintings are reminiscent of the 17th century Dutch style, while others lean more towards Impressionism.
He prefers to start his works by drawing in the open air, then return to his studio to reinvent the sketches with paint. Over the years he painted the landscapes of the Hudson River Valley, the Berkshires, the Massachusetts North Coast, Western Ireland, England and France.
For this exhibition, Jurney has set an ambitious goal of creating 80 new small works to show. He will also feature a large work titled “Sheep May Safely Graze,” which recently received the Alden Bryan Memorial Award for Landscape Painting from the Guild of Boston Artists. Be sure to visit the NAA’s Laura Coombs Hills Gallery to see these never-before-seen pieces.
Jurney’s works are widely collected among art lovers internationally. His work can be seen in the permanent collections of the Oakland Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Hudson River Museum.
He is represented in various locations in the United States by Quidley and Company, McColl Fine Art, Williams Fine Art Dealers and Todd Bonita Gallery. In 2015, the NAA awarded Jurney a lifetime membership for his “outstanding contribution to the arts.”
“Donald Jurney: New Paintings” is on view September 10-21 at the Hills Gallery on the NAA’s first floor. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, September 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit will be presented in conjunction with the 21st Annual NAA Art Auction Show. All works are for sale.
The handicapped-accessible gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.