Published: January 29, 2002
WELLESLEY, MASS. – The Crane collection will present 15 new paintings by John C. Traynor. His broadly brushed paintings have a soft atmospheric light.
Traynor excels at creating atmosphere in his paintings. Using color and value selectively, he imparts a feeling of distance and a progression of light. Inspired by nature around him, Traynor travels often. Painting outdoors on location, he recreates scenes from the grassy meadows of Ireland to enchanting European views and the quaint New England countryside. Traynor currently resides in southern New Hampshire.
There will be several large oils of Italy, including views of Venice, filled with activity and reflected light. Of special note is a panorama of Tuscany, measuring five feet across, that the artist calls “Paradise Found.” This monumental work evokes the rolling green hills and distinctive architecture of the Italian countryside, all beneath a vast, radiant sky.
Views of New England and of the Irish countryside round out the selection of landscapes. There is also a group of floral still lifes, one showing a vase overflowing with hydrangea blossoms set beside a violin.
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