New Works

Stuart Loughridge

April 20 - May 25, 2024

New Works

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of New Works, an exhibit of etchings and paintings by Stuart Loughridge. As a studio painter, Loughridge works primarily with oil-paint and watercolors. He is a devoted printmaker, well known for his etchings–and occasionally he is able to find time to create serigraphs. Stuart’s methods of creating a landscape are rooted in the 18th and 19th century practice of watercolor sketching, and he always carries a small watercolor kit with him. These treasured plein-air sketches are the raw material, the seeds for the finished studio creations, whether that be an etching, watercolor, or oil painting.

Reminiscent of an old master’s printmaking process, Stuart builds his richly detailed prints with layers of precise, linear marks. His subjects span rocky northern shores to architectural city bridges recognizable to metro residents. Stuart’s eye for detail extends to his unique frames—his work resides in antique frames handpicked and refurbished by the artist. Of this new series, Stuart states, “As usual I wish to present to the viewer with as wide a range of media and genre as I am able.  This show will focus on printmaking along with a selection of paintings in watercolor and oil, with attention to the relationship between the field sketches and the studio works.”