Featured Artist: Sam Vokey!

Across the Marsh by Sam Vokey 32 x 36″ Oil

Sam Vokey. A New England artist who’s subject matter catches the hearts of so many. His marsh paintings are spectacular and would be so nice to have – so relaxing and meditative. There are wonderful, yet subtle reflections in the water from the sky and that hint of pink in the grass from the light – those shadows on the marsh grass and the distant trees, wow. Just beautiful!

I think it’s pretty cool that Sam and his wife are both surfers who have the luxury of chasing waves all year round! Sam says that the best waves are in the winter 😳 when the water can get down to 36 degrees or lower (in NH). Now, THAT is dedication! Sam is a plein air artist during the summer, and when the temps turn cooler he paints in the studio. Living a good life!

See more of Sam’s work via these links:

Website  |  Instagram  |   Workshops

Read a bit about Sam, from his website:

Sam Vokey is an oil painter who specializes in landscapes and still life’s and commissioned custom paintings. See his work at http://www.samvokey.com

Sam has been a successful artist for more than 25 years. He is an elected member of The Guild Of Boston Artists and has won the designation of Copley Master from the Copley Society of Boston. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Maine and Middlesex School in Concord, MA. 

He attended the R.H.Ives Gammell Atelier in Boston for four years. This was a European style atelier scholarship program that only admitted 5 students at a time. Those students worked closely with a master painter to learn the fundamentals of painting still life, landscape, portrait and figurative work. 

His painting style is most closely associated with the Boston School tradition of painting which crosses Realism with some of the softer edges and painterly qualities of Impressionism. Vokey’s still life’s and landscapes demonstrate a strong consideration for creating balance between the overall composition and the light and dark values in his paintings.

Sam has had many one-man and group shows at different galleries including most recently at: The Guild Of Boston Artists 2017 – a one -man show of landscapes called Water & Light: Powers Gallery, Acton, Ma.; The Guild Of Boston Artists, Boston Ma. and Tree’s Place, Orleans, Ma. See a list of his galleries at http://www.samvokey.com

In 2012, Sam received the Frank Benson Award at The Guild of Boston Artists for the second time. He has also won the R.H.Ives Gammell Award, and in 2009, he won the prestigious Edmund Tarbell Award, an honor given to first prize in painting at the annual All Members event held each spring. At the Copley Society of Boston, he has won numerous awards, including the status of Copley Master; In 2007, Sam was awarded the Copley’s John Singleton Copley Award, the highest honor given by the Copley Society.

Mr Vokey’s paintings have been included in many books and magazines including the cover of the book The Boston School published by Blue Tree Press. He was also the cover artist of the 2005 issue of American Artist magazine.

In 2006, one of Vokey’s still life paintings was acquired by The Cape Cod Museum of Art for the permanent collection. His paintings can be found in many corporate and private collections including Boston Private Bank, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, AT&T, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Liberty Mutual, Meredith and Grew, Marriott Hotels, and The Smuckers Company. Henry Kravis of KKR & Co. attended a show and bought 2 paintings. Vokey’s paintings can also be found in private collections nationally and internationally including the private collection of a United States Senator and the former President of Ireland and the former President of Uruguay.

Catch you back here tomorrow!

All images via SamVokey.com, used with permission…
Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.
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