Landscape Painter in Oil
Saturday, June 29 — July 18 “Cape Cod and the Nearby Sea”
An Exhibition in Oil by William Gotha featuring paintings of the Cape Cod shore, including some preserved by the Orleans Conservation Trust
Demo at the gallery by Bill: Saturday, June 29, 2pm followed by a Reception from 4 — 6pm
No matter where you go on Cape Cod, you are never far from the sea. From the micro beaches along Route 6A to the inlets of Pleasant Bay and the National Seashore, Cape Cod has you surrounded with sea water that is teaming with wildlife and begging to be captured artistically. Bill Gotha is dedicating his summer exhibition to “Cape Cod and the Nearby Sea,” a collection of fine art capturing representational likeness of Namequoit Point, Off Kent’s Point, and Orleans Harbor in Orleans, as well as paintings from Paine’s Creek in Brewster, Chapin’s Beach in Dennis, and Barnstable Harbor.
Bill Gotha has been painting all his life. In 2014 he turned to it as a full-time professional artist specializing in painting New England landscapes and seascapes in oil. He paints en plein air and in his studio in Andover, MA.
Bill minored in Fine Art at Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA where he studied under plein air palette knife artist John Reardon. He also studied advanced drawing and painting at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston and illustration at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum in Springfield, MA. A former naval officer, Bill was art director for several publishers in the Boston area, including Sail Magazine, and managed an international marketing company for 20 years before launching his painting career professionally.
Gallery 31 Fine Art represents Bill's work exclusively on Cape Cod.
My paintings demonstrate the focus of my artistic interest – landscapes and seascapes, because they speak to me. Water, trees, rocks, fields…I feel compelled to study them and record their beauty. My compositions show the natural arrangement and drama of these elements; palettes capture specific geographies, light, and weather.