Sketchbook | New Heights of Natural Wonder
Accomplished artist Henry Isaacs 73 PT paints 100+ plein air studies in Nepal to prep for a monumental painting of Mount Everest.
Earlier this year Henry Isaacs 73 PT, a New England-based painter best known for his loose, color-drenched depictions of coastal Maine and rural Vermont, traveled to Nepal with his wife to create a series of quick plein air paintings high in the Himalayas.
During the month-long trip, the accomplished artist—who admits to being “very very... well hip, in a Jurassic sort of fashion”—turned to social media to share examples of the stunning views he was sketching along the way.
Working with oil paints, Isaacs produced more than 100 loose studies for the most monumental commission he has tackled to date: to create a 90 x 90-inch oil on linen painting of Mount Everest, the world’s highest and most formidable mountain—in its pristine glory, minus the recent glut of tourists and their accompanying trash.
This summer Isaacs is exhibiting work from his Himalayan studies, his recent Travel Notes series and his signature New England landscapes in Moving Pictures, a solo show at Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor, ME.
After earning a Somerson Scholarship, graduate student Sanié Bokhari MFA 18 PT is able to evolve her artistic voice by commenting on her experiences as a Pakistani living in America.
Painter Rachel Grobstein MFA 13 PT creates miniature tableaus based on everyday objects, compelling viewers to consider the commonly overlooked.
Internationally known painter and MacArthur Award winner Julie Mehretu MFA 97 PT/PR is currently showing her work in two solo exhibitions on opposite sides of the Atlantic.