A: When it compels you to keep the tradition alive.
After recently visiting The Fenway Studios Open Studios and reading The Boston School by Blue Tree press, I’ve become inspired to paint in the tradition of The Boston School method. Going forward, I plan to channel the masters and use their works of art as my inspiration for new translations of this little known, but powerful school of art.
Like those before me who passed this tradition down from teacher to student, in an unbroken chain for over 160 years, I want to keep this tradition moving forward. So what is the Boston School? In my words, it is American-born methodology that combines the great skill of classical French realism with the effects of light and atmosphere achieved by the French impressionists. Atlantic Monthly Magazine described it as a “systematic cooperation of sentiment and skill.”
|Robert Douglas Hunter, Arrangement with Copper and Brass Pot, 2009, Oil on Canvas|
|Sam Vokey, Lilies, 2010, Oil on Canvas|