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Woolsey Conover

I have, for the past 20 years, studied, drawn and painted for the creative pleasure it gives me.  At this stage of my artistic development and life, I am thankfully able to spend more time at and bring more intensity to my work.

Concentrating on oil paint as my medium of choice, I have included still life arrangements and portraits in my work.  However, my favored subjects, where my muse has led me, are landscapes, primarily in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region which often include some form of architecture and/or human beings as the picture’s focal point.  My principal objective is to capture the emotions of those who truly love this region.  Upon reflection, my artistic heritage includes 20th Century painters Edward Hopper and Fairfield Porter, two well known and highly respected artists who were diligent in their efforts to create evocative, satisfying and, at the same time understandable, works of art.

My friend and principal mentor, David Ratner (1922-2005) once told me in his whimsical way, “One good thing about being an artist is that you don’t hurt anyone, and once in a while you’ll do something that will give someone a little pleasure.  How can life be better than that?”…words that resonate with me every time I pick up a paintbrush.

 

Little Pond

Little Pond

Lower Corner

Lower Corner

314 Piper Hill Road

314 Piper Hill Road

Last Mowing - Sunset Hill

Last Mowing - Sunset Hill

Mouse Island

Mouse Island

Red, White & Blue - III

Red, White & Blue - III

A House by the Side of the Road

A House by the Side of the Road

Blue Sailboat - I

Blue Sailboat - I

Covered Bridge Campton NH

Covered Bridge Campton NH

The Bight - RD Camp - Squam Lake

The Bight - RD Camp - Squam Lake

Red Canoe

Red Canoe

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