Lewis Bryden
Original Illustration


Lewis Bryden: Through Nature's Frame

March 1 - April 30, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, March 13th from 6 to 8pm

in conjunction with Northampton's Arts Night Out

Painting outdoors has provided some of the happiest moments of my life as an artist. Not only am I surrounded then by my subject, but I can actually feel its presence-the sun on my arms, the breeze at my back, the temperature of the air. These are the qualities that I try to make one feel in my paintings.

Sometimes we look at nature and we are fascinated to see how things move and change. However, there are other times when we look, and we wish that things could stay just as they are forever. Those are the moments that I know I have to make a painting.

Lately I've noticed that some natural scenes are in fact pointed out and enhanced by nature itself. So it is that trees or branches or rocks sometimes seem to be selecting a scene for me, as if they were frames. Sometimes even, the thing framed in the distance will at another time become the vantage point from which I can look back at where I was before, that now is the object in the distance. Our orthogonal world is to be echoed in the realm of nature. Thus: Through Nature's Frame.

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The Solstice
14x20

Valley Prospect
20x40

Summit House From the Connecticut River
30x25
SOLD

Around the Corner
24x20

Cornfield
24x18

Coolidge Bridge
16x20

Elwell Bend
18x24

Hillock
20x24

Holyoke Range From the Conn River
18x24

Little Moose From the Clearing
16x32
SOLD

Morning Sky
14x20

Muddy Runoff
16x20

New Look
14x20

North Shore Road
18x24

Notes on a Bridge
24x20

Peaceful Valley
20x30

Plein Air Art Nouveau
24x18

Queen Annes Lace
16x14

Rainbow
18x24

River and Vine
18x24

River Contre Jour
20x24

River Logs
20x18

River Park
24x20

Solstice
14x20

The Studio Boat
24x18

The Ides of August
14x20

The Keyhole
24x18
 
 
     

Lewis Bryden is a poet. He constructs studies of light and air and space... He communicates his own joy at being outside in nature and his sense that the world is a satisfying place to live... His landscapes are most remarkable for their feeling of harmony and serenity, and above all, for their unaffected naturalness. Lewis Bryden's paintings are showcased along with the country's greatest landscape painters, (Cole, Homer, Innes, Wyeth) in the books Paintings of New England and The Artist and the American Landscape. His signature Pioneer Valley landscapes have garnered national attention and can be found in the finest corporate and private collections in the United States. 


Acropolis
16" x 12"

Bougainvillea
16" x 12"

Delphi
16" x 12"

Heraklion
12" x 16"

Nauplion
12" x 16"

Aqua Vitae Road
12" x 16"

From the River
18" x 24"

Peaceful Valley
20" x 30"
Also on exhibit, new marble sculptures by Lewis Bryden.

The Neighbors Yard
32" x 24"

Summer Reflections
18" x 24"

Early Autumn in New England
16" x 20"

Autumn Redux
16" x 24"

Early Summer Afternoon
14" x 20"

Summit Path
24" x 18"

Light, Calm
18" x 24"

In the Oxbow
24" x 36"

August River
25" x 30.5"

Warner Pond October
18" x 24"


Breeze Up
14" x 20"


Clouds
18" x 24"

Down to the River
24" x 18"

Quonecticot
30" x 24"

Elwell Bend
20" x 30"

Evening Call
14" x 20"

Hadley Shoreline
18" x 24"

Morning's Calm
18" x 24"

Round Bales
16" x 24"

Rowers Passing
18" x 24"

Peaceful
18" x 24"

Picking Asparagus
20" x 29"

Two Man Shell
20" x 30"

For the past 350 years the farmers of my town, Hadley—as farmers in all the Pioneer Valley—have waited impatiently each spring for the ground to thaw so they can plow their fields. Thus begins the most hectic and delightful time of year, a period I call the Growing Season. From the first seeds in the ground to the final harvest in the fall, there is an abundance of outdoor activity that unites us all across the centuries. But it is more than just a time for crops. There are also the home gardens and their gardeners, and the blossoming of the parks and forests. The river and the local lakes, too, become places of activity after being long neglected in the winter. Everything is growing, seemingly—even the people. This is my favorite time of year, and I wanted to celebrate it in paint.”
— Lewis Bryden

The Oxbow from Mt.Holyoke
24" x 36"

View of the Marina
24" x 48"

Eight AM
24" x 48"

Light and Calm
24" x 30"

October Hills
20" x 30"

The Bend
18" x 24"

Morning Calm River
24" x 30"

Hadley Shore
18" x 24"

The Growing Season
14" x 18"

Meandering the Shore
18" x 24"

Hayfield
14" x 20"

Wanczyk Nursery
18" x 24"

Broken Tree by the River
14.5" x 15.75"

Child's Park
16" x 14"

Valley from Mt. Holyoke
14" x 20"

The Bend at Rainbow Beach
13" x 26"

Sculpture


Caesar's Daughter
H16"

Dream in Stone
H16"

Response II
H16"

Nereid I
H22 "
 
Nereid II
H22"

Nereid III
H22"
 

view 2
Solace II
bronze sculpture
H25" x W15" x D12"

view 2
Response in Bronze
bronze sculpture
H22" x W14" x D8"

Le Rev
bronze sculpture
11" x 6"

Wet Hair
bronze sculpture
48"