Moody, Minimalist Landscape Painting

October Newsletter

In Essence: New Paintings by Christie Scheele at Gold Gallery

My solo show in Boston at Gold Gallery has been my most exciting news and biggest effort of the late summer and fall. The work in the show can be viewed on their website, and below are some installation shots.

“Diagonal Cloudbank”, 48″x36″, 2012, the postcard piece.

The largest piece in the show, “Silent Sound”, installed next to the front window. sold

A shot that shows the space, with  Jenny Nelson at the desk doing consignment paperwork, with director Claire Carino and owner Adam Gold.

“Field Unfolding”, 36″x60″, 2012. sold

A wall of slightly smaller pieces, mostly in warm and purple-gray tones and three with headlights.

“Stormy Mountain Travel”, 20″x24″. sold

“Sunset on Tremont”, 40″x20″, 2012.


I have had some terrific press this fall. The article in Green Door Magazine, a Hudson Valley glossy, is lively and tightly written. It is available at stores throughout the HV and Catskills until their winter edition comes out.

Another article, in Artscope Magazine, more warm-fuzzy, focuses on my show at Gold Gallery. The link is an edited version, and if you pick up a copy to read the whole thing, you will see a gorgeous full page ad for my show on the back cover.


I am pleased to announce the acquisition of a painting of mine by the Provincetown Artists Association and Museum, donated by the Julie Heller gallery. It will be on display at the PAAM in a Recent Gifts exhibit opening November 30th.

“Two Trees”, 30″x36″, 2008, permanent collection of the PAAM.

Shandaken Studio Tour

The summer 2012 Tour was another success, and I enjoyed meeting new folks and seeing familiar faces. The interaction is always one of the best parts. Two large pieces, below, went to new collectors, and smaller works found homes with a variety of folks.

“Divided Fields”, 24″x72″, a favorite from several years back (see blog post “The Marker Piece”).

“Downpatrickhead with Cows”, an older piece that I was finally able to get a good jpeg of. This, in contrast to the universal feel of “Divided Fields”, is one of my most specific paintings ever. The locale is famous in Western Ireland, cliff in background, typical rural house, ubiquitous cows, storm blowing in or blowing out.

Mentoring and Teaching

Mentoring has kept me busy this fall as well. In addition to the meetings that I run for artists in an ongoing way, I have been booked for a number of private mentoring sessions. These are most often in the artist’s studio, but can also be done in mine or through a combination of phone and email, if geographically necessary. We use these sessions to look closely at the artist’s work, resume, and goals so that they can move ahead in whatever way they wish—tighter body of work, more galleries, more sales, more recognition.

Work habits are a big piece for some, and there are a number of strategies to help cement the habit. This work gives me deep pleasure, as I get to brainstorm opportunities for bodies of work entirely unlike my own, and help artists get past the things that are holding them back from moving their artwork out into the world. I have worked with artists who are just getting the feel of how things work as they prepare to emerge; many emerging artists; and midcareer artists who are looking to up their game.

Teaching workshops is always a pleasure—in 2013 I will be doing five of these, at the Woodstock School of Art and at the Provincetown Artists Association and Museum. I emphasize composition above all else, and we have fun with color mixing and discussions of mood, surface, contemporary and historical artists (not all landscape painters, by any means), and materials.

One response

  1. Agnes Collis

    So Excellent!!! You are in PAAM’s permanent collection. Nothing, but great- yout work is unique.
    (and such an excellent art instructer)! Only the best to you! Agnes

    October 26, 2012 at 1:58 am

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