Milton artist Jed Sutter is showing a nice exhibit in our Wotiz Gallery which may be viewed from November lst through December 31st. This display includes trolley paintings, some pieces describing the Eustis Estate's special characteristics and more.
Mr. Sutter grew up on the Maine Coast in the 1960s and 1970s. He came to Massachusetts after college and many years later, he started painting. He paints in a representational style, between realism and impressionism. He has worked in acrylics, gouache, watercolor and oils. He is drawn to the seashore; to reflections in glass, water, etc., to urban landscapes, to bridges, and especially to the MBTA trolley cars that rumble behind his house in Milton.. Jed's work is held in private collections, has won awards in three mediums, and has shown in numerous juried art shows and in galleries in Massachusetts and Maine. His work is on display at the Wright Gallery in Kennebunkport, Maine, and at The Switch Co-op in Hyde Park, Massachusetts. Jed does original paintings and accepts commissions for personalized work.
This is what he says about his artwork: “A favorite subject of mine is the neighborhood trolley that runs behind my house on its way between Mattapan Square and Ashmont Station. I love the shape, the classic lines and how it interacts with its environment. As much as the MBTA labors to maintain it, the trolley’s days are numbered and I feel a tug to paint it each time I hear it rumble to a stop just past my neighbors’ house. Next, I’ve become quite taken by one of Milton’s hidden gens, the Eustis Estate. I attended a day of painting there with a number of other artists in 2021. It was after I painted the south side of the house that I really started to notice it, which sounds a bit odd, but let me explain. The closer I looked at the house, the more I realized there were myriad little details that make it so unique. I’ve gone through the house and around the grounds and have painted a number of details that stand out for me. They’re on little 5” X 5” panels. No huge visual feast, but a bunch of Small Bites of the Eustis. Last, I take the opportunity in this show to share some of my views of Milton, Boston and beyond. Not the usual postcard views, but the ones that give me a sense of place. I truly hope you enjoy my paintings. My work can be seen here, and also at the Switch Co-op in Hyde Park and at the Wright Gallery in Kennebunkport, Maine.” Mr. Sutter’s website is: www.jedsutter.com if you would like to learn more.
We encourage all to come join us at the MPL between December lst and the 31st to check out Jed’s artwork. For questions about applying for an exhibit, please Email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Reference desk on the second floor.
There will be a free and open reception held in the Wotiz Gallery on Monday, 11/20, from 6-8 PM and everyone is invited to come meet the artist. We hope you might join us at the MPL this month to view some lovely art!