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Michael Bibow-Finucane

Medium: Oil painting

Description:  Realistic New England landscapes in oil

Michael Bibow-Finucane

Medium: Oil painting

Description:  Realistic New England landscapes in oil


Placid Inlet on the Connecticut Coast
15x30" $1200



Foggy Morn
10x20" $550



Winter Path at the Nathan Hale Homestead
11x14" $450



Sundown on Squawk Peak Trail
11x14" $275


I find a spiritual connection with the New England landscape. Connecticut has many wonderful state parks, which provide
an opportunity to paint gnarled old trees, shimmering streams, and ice age rocks. My goal in painting is to respect and revere
the natural world. In this regard, painting is a form of prayer/meditation, which I practice on a daily basis.

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Old Hemlock
9x12" $350
View from the Inlet Bridge at Silver Sands
State Park 11x14" $400
 


Giclee prints are available of any of my paintings in these sizes 8.5x11" ($29.99) and 11x17" ($39.99)
I am available for a variety of commission that are priced by the size and complexity of the painting.
Contact me for information and sales at  artoffmbf@gmail.com

Pathway on Monument Mountain 14x11" $550 Katie's Gothic Tree 8x16" $376 Snowy Streamlet 
12x9" $300

 

Walking to the Bridge 8x10" $250

I am a primarily self-taught painter. I learned how to illustrate by attending figure drawing classes in Connecticut and Arizona, and by also utilizing plein air studies of nature. Nothing beats good old fashioned hard work, and I have had lots of help along the way. For the most part, I am a "Connecticut River School" painter, but labels can only do so much. My style of painting is a blend of the Hudson River School and Tonalism. In the 19th century, the work of Asher Durand, Peter Mork Monsted, Ivan Shishkin, Frederick Edwin Church, and Worthington Whittredge are important influences in my work. Tonalists, such as Charles Warren Eaton, Ben Foster, and Alexander Helwig Wyant, are also artists that I admire. In the 21st century, the master work of living artists, such as Joel Babb, Joseph McGurl, Bob Demers and Shawn Krueger, also inspire me to think beyond "historical periods."

I also love the American Arts & Crafts Movement, which coincided with the Tonalist Movement in the late 19th century. More so, Arts & Crafts was more than just making art, but a social movement that sought to empower artists, craftsmen, and craftswomen as a countermand to industrialization and class conflict during the Gilded Age. From my perspective, art is for everyone, and it should be made available to people from all walks of life. Finally, the great expanse of the forest, the sea and the coastline is a neverending source of adventure and inspiration. I often hike with my beautiful wife, Cecile, in these wonderful places, which allows for plein air work, color studies, and sketches to be gathered for studio paintings. Nothing beats the great outdoors! My work is represented in private collections around the world.

Golden Autumn, 9x12" $325

 

Giclee prints are available of any of my paintings in these sizes 8.5x11" ($29.99) and 11x17" ($39.99)
I am available for a variety of commission that are priced by size and complexity of the painting. 

Contact the artist at artofmbf@gmail.com
View more of Michael's artwork at www.michaelbibowfinucane.org 

Website: www.michaelbibowfinucane.org

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