Landscape Artist in Oil and Acrylic / Representational and Abstract
Chasing the light best describes Arnie Casavant’s plein air paintings.
Arnie works in studio and en plein air, painting largely in water mixable oils on location at dawn or dusk, when the sun’s interaction with his subject matter is most dramatic. Arnie adheres to the old adage that “light is the bringer of beauty” and his work reflects a strong emphasis on the interplay of light, shape and color and a devotion to impressionism. “Chasing the Light” best describes Arnie’s paintings.
Arnie also works in abstract mostly in acrylic. Going back and forth between representational and abstract provides a refreshing change as well a different set of challenges.
Arnie attended the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, courtesy of the GI Bill and until 2005, was an art instructor and Department Chair at Oliver Ames High School in Easton, Massachusetts, a position which he held for 27 years. He taught landscape and abstract painting at various locations in Boston and on Cape Cod through Northeastern University’s Graduate Institute in Education.
He has exhibited at the Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo, Maryland, the Gallery at Spencer Lofts, Chelsea,MA, True Grit Gallery in Middleboro, and the Moakley Federal Courthouse, Boston. He displayed his paintings at the Weston Town Library in November and December of 2012 and the Natick Arts Center in 2016. His work is available for viewing at Studio 218 at SOWA at 450 Harrison Avenue in Boston during First Friday’s and most Sundays from May through October. He is represented by the Pearl Street Gallery in Chelsea, the Groton Inn, Groton, MA and was a guest artist at Gallery 31 Fine Art in Orleans in July 2017. Arnie recently taught and exhibited at the Bristol Rhode Island Art Museum. He resides in Medford, MA with his wife Kathleen and his Cairn Terrier Tobin.
“The natural elements and my paints combine to reward me with lasting memories."
We welcome Arnie Casavant as he returns to Gallery 31 Fine Art for the Abstracts Attract exhibition this summer which opens Saturday, August 10 with a demonstration in acrylic by Arnie at 2pm followed by a Reception til 6pm.