Milton painter Jed Sutter is displaying his work in the Wotiz Gallery this month. This talented artist, who is primarily self-taught, discovered an aptitude for composition, value, and hue in middle age, never having picked up a paintbrush before then. This has led to a semi-solo show, an excellence award, increasing demand for commissioned work in landscapes and portraiture, and a televised interview. Sutter works mostly from source photos that either he or the client has taken, sometimes combining aspects of multiple photos in some cases or from a single image in others. This exhibit shows watermedia: urban landscapes, transportation, trolleys, and bridges.
This is what Jed says about his work: "I come from a family of artists. For some reason, though, I did not try and learn how to paint until 2016. I was in my mid-50s when I suddenly had the urge. Beginning to paint was like discovering somehow I already knew another language or re-discovering one I had forgotten long ago." His first 20 or so paintings over the following year were all acrylic. "I painted them on a variety of paper, canvas, or panels....I painted primarily in gouache for most of 2018. Early this year, an acquaintance suggested I try watercolor. Eventually I took up the challenge and have been painting mostly in watercolor this year." ...Sometimes I go out and look for my subjects, but mostly they find me. I am in the process of painting the trolleys at or near each of the eight trolley stops, and also wherever the light captures one just right. I am also taken by urban landscapes, we well as bridges in general and images such as the decaying infrastructure and bridges in need of repair in and around Boston." Please stop by the Gallery and enjoy this wonderful display before October 31st.