Current Exhibit- May 13 – June 23, 2018

Gunn Library Welcomes “The Seasons”, recent paintings from Jim Stanton

With a new collection of watercolor paintings, noted artist and designer Jim Stanton celebrates the seasons, focusing on the garden and the beautiful vistas of Litchfield County. The show will be on display from May 13 through June 23 during regular hours at the Gunn Memorial Library’s Stairwell Gallery, 5 Wykeham Road (at Route 47) in Washington.

Stanton offers a new selection of original paintings of the seasons, focused on the garden and the beautiful vistas of Litchfield County and beyond. Working with expressive color, he explores a wide variety of brush strokes, patterns and rendering techniques informed by a study of Homer, Sargent, Hassam, and Wyeth.

Stanton began studying painting and drawing in a special high school arts program hosted by the University of Cincinnati, and continued his college studies there, majoring in graphic design at UC’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. He graduated with honors, participating in the co-op study program in Chicago and New York.  Upon moving to New York City, he studied figure drawing and anatomy with Robert Beverly Hale, and watercolors with Mario Cooper and Dale Meyers at the Art Students League.

After working with several New York City design firms he joined Hill and Knowlton, International Public Relations Counsel, in 1983 as a design director and vice president, concentrating on corporate, marketing and economic development communications. He formed Stanton Design in 1995. Today, he designs publications, corporate identity and digital media. In addition, he has provided illustrations for numerous award-winning publications. Stanton’s artwork is in the collection of the Town of Roxbury and prized by collectors across the United States. He was also the winner of the zip code day postmark design competition for both 06793 and 06794.


Next Exhibit- June 30 – August 11, 2018 – ” Impressions of Nature”

A new collection of paintings by Oxford artist Angelo Perrone featuring the changing seasons of New England will be on display at the Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery from June 30 through August 11. There will be an opening reception from 12 to 2 PM on Saturday, June 30.

While Perrone has been painting in mixed media for over 60 years, he is constantly searching for new ways to celebrate his love of natural beauty.  Much of the new collection called “Impressions of Nature” is more modern in nature with brush strokes that are oriental in flavor stemming from his much acclaimed ability as a calligraphist.

Perrone grew up in Harlem and graduated from Cooper Union Art School. He won a scholarship to study painting at Oxford University in England and pursued a career as a book designer and art director at Reader’s Digest where he worked for 38 years. He has had several solo shows and his paintings are in private collections throughout the US and Europe.