“Images of the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat” Art Show in Essex, Connecticut

An Opening Reception: “Images of the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat” will be held on November 15, 2012 from 5-8:00pm at the Oliver Jensen Gallery at the Valley Railroad, Essex, Connecticut. The show will run from November 16 t0 December 27, 2012. This is a juried show featuring works from the artists of the Essex Art Association, Essex, Connecticut. Featured will be rolling stock, locomotives, the riverboat, station and environs. It should be a lot of fun and interesting. Three pieces. of Dan, will be on display and for sale at this show."Chester, Connecticut"

"Chester, Connecticut"

"The Becky Thatcher" (Deep River Landing)
“The Becky Thatcher” (Deep River Landing)
"Autumn Train"
“Autumn Train”
The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat is an historic and beautiful tourist destination. It is a two and a half hour narrated trip that begins at the historic Essex Train Station built in 1892. You actually ride in vintage railroad cars pulled by a steam locomotive-the real deal! Then the Becky Thatcher Riverboat meets the train at Deep River Landing, and from there you embark on a one and quarter hour cruise along the beautiful Connecticut River. From the boat you see Gillette Castle and the Goodspeed Opera House-both interesting tourist destinations, and the local population also enjoys these sights and musical shows on a regular basis.
This area is Dan’s inspiration to create his paintings-the Connecticut River and other waterways near this river and Long Island Sound. He constantly is painting these views, and they change from season to season and even time of day. There is always something to see on the river, and to capture on canvas.
Did you catch the smoke billowing all around the train-like a bridal veil? He photographed the train coming down the track, as I sat in the car wondering if he is in harm’s way. And it makes quite the painting-the smoke wafting up through the fall foliage.
Hope you can make it to the opening-we will be there-and check out this very inspiring show.
Take care,
Dan (artist) and Nancy (blogger)
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