"The Boats, Perkins Cove", Ogunquit Maine, size 20x30, overall size 30x42 framed, oil on canvas, by the noted International American Artist, John Vignari. This beautiful painting was painted in Ogunquit, Maine, we had our gallery there for over 20 years, this is one of a kind painting, a great investment. Collections of his paintings are throughout the world.
John Vignaris is a noted international world class artist, educator, author, instructor and lecturer.He is one of the most prolific professional artist of our time. Born in New York City where he began his art career, his early works reflect his fascination with the sea. Mr. Vignari is a versatile artist, his art career progressed from marine painting to impressionism, abstract expressionism and currently to Vignari-ism a unique art form that he calls "Freedom Flow".He began his own search for a new horizon and freedom. Characteristic of his sicilian temperament, he boldly eliminated the use of brushes, easel, painting knives and other materials normally used. This resulted in his current innovative and original work, Freedom Flow. The powerful rhythm for his abstract painting, he believes, was acquired from his years of sea paintings.He worked on the Brooklyn and New York waterfront as a longshoreman for seven years before becoming an artist. A veteran, he was in the National Guard and served in the Armed Forces.Vignari is a professional member of the International Society of Marine Painters.A sampling of the Museums and Galleries where he has exhibited, lectured and demonstrated include:Parris Museum, Southampton, NY.Barham Museum, Los Angeles, Ca.Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Me.Brickstore Museum, Kennebunk, Me.Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, Fl.Boca Raton Museum, Boca Raton, Fl.Metropolitan Museum, Coral Gables, Fl.Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, Fl.Palm Springs Desert Art Museum, Palm Springs, Ca.Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, Fl.Hoortt Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Fl.Lighthouse Gallery of Art, Tequesta, Fl.Vignari School of Fine Arts, Palm Beach, Fl.Worth Avenue Gallery, Palm Beach, Fl.Pittinos Gallery, Palm Beach, Fl.Ahda Artz Gallery, NY.Gering Gallery, Beverly Hills, Ca.Palm Beach Gallery, Palm Beach, Fl.Ogunquit Art Center, Ogunquit, Me.Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, Fl.His work has a strong boldness and power depicting a soft impressionable quality, in which he has mastered light and shadows, an impact you won't easily forget, "outstanding, well done, poetry in color", Journal American, N.Y. and he has the ability to articulate to people in all walks of life. Characteristic of his Sicilian temperament, a dramatic independence, a living experience. His paintings speak for themselves and have been widely exposed in numerous Museums, Galleries and viewed in many significant collections worldwide.Vignari has given hundreds of art-master workshops, lectures and demos nationwide and abroad. He is a member of the Palm Beach Council of the Arts and Broward Cultural Affairs Division. He is noted in the Preferred Artist list of American Painters.He is featured in the New York Art Review book and compiled and published in 1971 a catalog of fine art marine graphics of 300 years of noted marine artists, entitled "Sea, Men and Ships", published by Random House catalogs in New York.Also published is his book "Mafia Born", softcover $14.00, hardcover $20.00, plus shipping/handling and insurance $6.95 USD, can be purchased by writing to us, name, address and country, Mr. Vignari will handsign and autograph the book to you. We accept personal checks, money orders and all credit cards thru firstname.lastname@example.orgVignari Gallery1626 S.E.3rd CourtSuite 149Deerfield Beach, Fl. 33441