‘Lake George Boats and Boathouses’ at Blackburn Gallery
“Classic Boats and Boathouses of Lake George, ” an exhibition of more than 20 new oil paintings by Marianne V. Kuhn, will be displayed at the Blackburn Gallery in Queensbury through July 31.
Antique and classic boats such as the Bixbys’ St. Louis, Everett Smith’s Number Boat 22 and the Echo are among those featured in the show.
Among the boathouses depicted are those at Nirvana Farm and Silver Bay as well as many others in Bolton, Huletts Landing and Diamond Point.
Kuhn, a summer resident of Diamond Point, developed a following for her Lake George paintings during the years in which her work was regularly displayed at Pam Kimack’s Lakeshore Gallery in Bolton Landing.
After that gallery closed, Kuhn joined the Blackburn Gallery.
“My wife Andrea and I purchased Marianne Kuhn’s work for our personal collection,” said Brian Blackburn. “We are extremely pleased that we can now display her work and make it available again to the Lake George region.”
The paintings exhibited in “Classic Boats and Boathouses of Lake George,” were completed within the last twelve months, said Kuhn.
“I began photographing boathouses from the water, boats on the lake and at antique boat shows,” said Kuhn.
“While I’m also a plein aire painter of landscapes, these were completed in the studio,” said Kuhn. “My intention is always to capture the effects of light and atmosphere.”
Kuhn graduated from Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ with a B.A. in Education and has studied for many years at the Ridgewood Art Institute.
She is a member of Oil Painters of America, American Artists Professional League and the Hudson Valley Art Association.
Her current show “is a great fit for Lake George,” said Blackburn. While many of the paintings have already been sold, they will remain on view at the gallery through July, he said. Reproductions on canvas of many of the works in the show are also available.
The Blackburn Gallery is located 286 Bay Road in Queensbury.