Tony Donovan

Looking for a new hobby after age and wear and tear forced me out of the Over-30 men’s hockey league, I took up oil painting and have been painting ever since. During this time I have participated in a number of workshops in Rockport, MA, Woodstock CT, Ogunquit, ME., Sedona, AZ and Paris, France. My work has been included in a number of juried exhibits and galleries, including Cape Cod Art Association, Sedona (AZ) Art Association, the North Shore Art Association , Lime (CN) Art Association and the Foxboro and Duxbury Art Associations as well as Palette Gallery and the Gallery on Jarves in Sandwich.

Whether I am observing nature in my own back yard or a busy market scene while on vacation, I have an urge to capture the moment that resonates with me and put it to canvas. I am especially excited about scenes which include vintage vehicles in an Arizona junk yard typical Cape Cod architecture and pleasure, fishing or commercial boats.

I am also drawn to scenes which show strong contrast of light and color. Having been influenced by the Impressionists, I interpret these scenes of everyday life in a way which will bring back fond memories for me and, hopefully, the viewer. My paintings are about my experiences and how I want to remember them.

My wife and I have spent considerable time in beautiful Paris, France. There I enjoy “plein aire” painting with local artists and sketching along the Seine, sitting on the steps of the Louvre or admiring one of the many beautiful Chateaux in the Loire Valley. I find subject matter that contrasts greatly from the typical scenes of the Southwest, the Northeast and, especially, Cape Cod. I am currently a member of the Sandwich Arts Alliance and I am a juried member of the Cape Cod Art Association.