The Rivertown Painter's Studio, Westchester, New York
A little background
THE RIVERTOWN PAINTER'S STUDIO is located in Tarrytown, New York. I've painted in Central Park, at the South Street Seaport, inside the Metropolitan Museum, and for the last several years I've been doing landscapes of the Hudson River, street scenes of the charming towns that sit on its rocky banks, and portraits of some of the people I've met along the way.
I studied painting at a variety of places including the Art Students League in New York City and the Art Institute of Boston. I spent two years on my own at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York doing copies and, with the museum's permission, two original paintings of its galleries. My technique is traditional oil painting with an emphasis on color, light, and emotional nuance. Each painting is like a gateway to a world beyond, which the viewer can imagine. Artists of the past who have been significant influences include Hopper, Monet, Manet, Vermeer, and Sargent.
Whenever possible I work from life rather than from photographs, having studied at the International Center of Photography, where I developed an understanding of the differences between images produced by hand versus those done by camera. I make exceptions for paintings that are going to be surprise gifts, or portraits of busy people, or of houses in winter, but ideally I prefer to meet the portrait subject or go on location for an outdoor scene at least a few times during the course of the painting to compare it with the real thing. When using photos, I prefer to do my own shoot.
Unless otherwise indicated, all images on the website are oils on canvas.
Reproductions of most of the paintings are available even in cases where the original has been sold. Please see the "Ordering Prints" page.
Questions or comments? Please e-mail email@example.com or call 914-552-4148 (mobile)
Prices listed for the original paintings do not include shipping.
If you'd like to study the techniques I use, I can teach you how to see more accurately and artistically. Students of all ages and skill levels are welcome.
Classes meet at Rivertown Painter's Studio in Tarrytown (near the Music Hall), late afternoon or evening. Because I'm busy with my own painting and writing, I accept only a few students. Call or email me for available time slots. Current tuition is $70 for a two-hour private lesson, or $35 for two hours shared with one other student.
Try it out for one or two classes, paying for one at a time. If you continue, tuition is by the month, due at the beginning of the month. Email firstname.lastname@example.org call me at 914-552-4148.
Contact THE RIVERTOWN PAINTERThe Rivertown Painter's StudioArt by Ronnie Levineby appointment 1 Neperan Road, Suite 203Tarrytown, NY 10591United States914 552-4148 mobile email@example.com
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"Rivertown Painter Project," my current work in the Rivertowns (the continuation of what you see on these pages), is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of Rivertown Painter Project may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please send a check (made out to Fractured Atlas) to: Rivertown Painter's Studio 1 Neperan Road, Suite 203 Tarrytown, NY 10591 or donate online now, using a credit card, at https://www.fracturedatlas.org/donate/3023 Thank you! Your contribution will be promptly and gratefully acknowledged.
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