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Welcome to a collaboration from the Granary Gallery family of art galleries on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, including the Field Gallery and North Water Gallery.

artifactsmv is devoted to sharing studio stories from and about the talented artists we represent. In this fast-moving digital age when distractions abound, we're in awe of their discipline and dedication.

Making art takes time. We invite you to take a moment to learn about the artists and what feeds their creative spirits.

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local color :: colin ruel, the homecoming revisited

local color :: colin ruel, the homecoming revisited

"Ruel’s rule: Keep it real. “I prefer to make mistakes that show some sense of who I am and how I feel about this place,” he said. “If I keep the paintings loose, then there’s feeling in them. It’s a constant battle between trying to achieve what I want to as far as how little detail can I put in this, or how much.” To hear him describe it, this looseness is necessary for transcribing atmosphere, a signature of his work. If it were music, it would be surround sound."

Libby Ellis interviewed Colin and his wife, the jewelry designer Nettie Kent, for Martha's Vineyard Magazine last fall. Read more in The Homecoming.

Colin Ruel's new work is currently on view at the Field Gallery in West Tisbury.

 

 

local color: alison shaw's perfect timing

local color: alison shaw's perfect timing

heather neill :: yours in flying paint brushes

heather neill :: yours in flying paint brushes