Friday, June 25, 2010


Celebrate Independence Day with sensational Summer art at Left Bank!
Join us Saturday, July 3rd from 4-6pm
for the opening reception for Larry Horowitz's first solo exhibition in the state.
Guaranteed to be a firecracker of a show!

Stony Creek, Detail

Towards Sunset

Outer Beach

Left Bank Gallery Essex is honored to feature recent work by internationally renowned and collected American landscape painter, Larry Horowitz.

Horowitz's keen observation of nature and sensitivity to the environment combined with his expert handling and expressive technique imbue in his paintings the essence and richness of the American landscape. Though Horowitz is often cited as a realist, his paintings are not merely representational - he manages to capture things which are unseen: atmosphere, emotion, sense of place.

Larry Horowitz's work can be found in many museums and corporate and private collections in the United States and Europe. He has exhibited extensively throughout the US. Left Bank Gallery Essex, LLC is honored to be the sole representative of Horowitz's work in Connecticut.

A solo exhibition will be on view July 1st - 31st 2010.

The artist reception will be held Saturday, July 3rd from 4-6pm.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Artist Demonstration

Joanne Sadimas Betcher

Sunday, June 27th from 1-4 pm

Artist Joanne Sadimas Betcher will be at the gallery painting her signature "Mad Fish Stix". Joanne paints a variety of scenes and subjects on reclaimed fence wood in the shape of fish. Her themes include underwater reefs, magical mermaids, graphic motifs, and local townscapes including Essex, Chester, Old Saybrook, Madison and many more. The artist's intention is to create high quality hand-crafted products that help preserve the environment - and to create affordable original artwork. Joanne will demonstrate her painting techniques and will available to make custom pieces for your home.

The event is free and open to the public.
All are welcome to attend.

Friday, June 11, 2010

"Pieces of Art from the Heart"

Girl Scout, Monica Vandehei, organized an amazing project for her Gold Award. Local students and fellow scouts created painting and poetry which was hung in the gallery for a special artist reception, June 9th. Local non-profit organizations were invited to select work to display at their facilities. Monica hopes the artwork will inspire everyone in the community for years to come.

Kelly Marszycki joins LBGE

LBGE welcomes KELLY MARSZYCKI! Kelly works in a variety of media including collage and photography. We currently have on view a selection of oil paintings. Come by to view her beautifully done and fairly priced artwork.

Highlights from Fin & Feather Reception!

Mixed media artist, Patrice Nelson, poses with family and friends at the artist reception for Fin & Feather.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

time for a definition...


"Giclée" is a french word derived from a term meaning "spray of ink." A giclée is a beautiful and artistically correct, museum-quality print generated on a high quality digital Iris printer. In the giclée process, a fine stream of ink (millions of droplets per second) is sprayed onto archival paper or canvas, which is hand-mounted onto a rotating drum, creating the fine art print. The giclée print has astounding precision and quality with exceptional color saturation and contrast.