A place for contemporary realism?

October 21, 2017

Bert Gallery is often approached with paintings that were purchased at a Providence Art Club exhibit and the estate often chooses to pass on those special works. This is the case in point of Jane Puerini a well respected and veteran Providence painter who exhibits at the Providence Art Club.

“Chinese Takeout” is an early work of Jane’s that was particularly meaningful to its owner, a frequent visitor of a neighborhood Chinese Restaurant. This oil on canvas is small ( 8″ x 10″) and available for  $500.

Sadly, contemporary realist painters are finding fewer venues to show their works. Thus, the critical role that the Providence Art Club plays in the community along with other non-profit organizations such as the Wickford Art Association and the Pawtucket Art Association.

Read more about Puerini from an old entry from the Royal Gallery on Atwells Ave in Providence. “Puerini paints from her home studio, arranging her subjects in natural light. She paints primarily with a monochromatic underpainting followed by subsequent layering of color, but also more directly on toned canvas. Jane strives to render her subjects faithfully but not photographically. Her work presents the viewer with a new vision of simple everyday objects that might otherwise be overlooked. Fine porcelain or Chinese takeout food are equally suitable subject matter. While her still life subjects offer seasonal diversity and a variety of thematic possibilities, composition, form, value, and color remain prime considerations.”

Cathy @ 6:26 am

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The talented Sydney Burleigh (1853 – 1931)

September 23, 2017

It was so nice to speak before the Arts and Crafts conference at the Providence Art Club on September 15th on Sydney Burleigh and the Arts Worker’s Guild.

Nothing like a deadline to re-install Bert Gallery with new paintings for “The Providence School: Reimagining American Art” exhibition.

Call for an appointment to visit the exhibit with four Burleigh watercolors and lots more.

Cathy @ 2:22 pm

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New Inventory: James Lewin (1836-1877)

August 22, 2017

James Lewin is an early Providence artist. He came to learn jewelry engraving at Gorham’s Company later opening a painting studio in the city sharing friendships with Thomas Robinson and Marcus Waterman.

James Lewin, attribution
Landscape with Cows at River’s Edge, 1880
Oil on Canvas 15.5″ x 30″

Cathy @ 4:52 pm

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Vitullo Catlogue – WOW in pdf format

August 11, 2017

Carmel Vitullo attended her opening of Oakland Beach photographs at the Warwick Museum in June.  Bert Gallery has a catalogue on Carmel Vitullo photographs created on blurb books when ordering more for the gallery we found that.Blurb now offers a pdf version. Very nice, take a look… at the pdf version by clicking on link below.



Cathy @ 8:09 pm

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Charles Walter Stetson (1858 – 1911)

August 7, 2017

Lot’s of New Inventory at Bert Gallery. Check out the new details on a Charles Walter Stetson (1858 – 1911) painting on view at the gallery this month of August.


Cathy @ 8:11 pm

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