Framed limited edition canvas hand-signed by Charles Wysocki.
Birdseye maple frame with gold fillet accent and custom carved dove behind heart corners.
Years ago in a brisk late October, my wife and I made our first trip to New England, which included a pleasant ferry boat trip to Martha's Vineyard. Little did we know that the island had recently been under the siege of a hurricane, devastating much of its grandeur. Leafless trees, high winds and oncoming threatening skies framed the continuing script of our three days stay. It was wonderful. We happily swallowed up the gloom, tickled to travel the island, walking the streets and beaches under the constantly rolling dark clouds. It lent a mysteriously romantic aura to our vacation. We just love those dark windy moods of Mother Nature as well as her bright sunny ones. In the evenings after dinner, I settled in with Daphne du Maurier's "Jamaica Inn," which added extra atmosphere to my mind's attic and thoughts rose of someday recapturing this marvelous feeling on canvas. P.S. We never did have much use for umbrellas.
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Charles Wysocki Biography
1928 - 2002
Some things about Charles Wysocki’s life can be anticipated. For instance, he collects Early American toys, tobacco tins, folk art, clocks, crockery and books. High on the list of favorite places are Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard . . . and all of New England.
Other things are a surprise - while he paints typically New England scenes, before his passing he lived in California. Yet one only has to look at his work to understand the person. Born in Detroit in 1928, Wysocki enjoyed an active and happy boyhood, which seems reflected in the spirit of his work. Since early childhood, he had no other desire than to be an artist.
After two years in the Army, Wysocki headed west to the Art Center School in Los Angeles, the city where he met his wife Liz, to whom he attributes much of his inspiration because she grew up on a farm. The aspects of her life that affected him were the basics: hard work, personal closeness and contentment with life's "little things."
Wysocki adds, "I hope my paintings revive pleasant thoughts of a bygone era and express a semblance of order and serenity that fills a need in this fast-changing world. I like to add a touch of humor into my work. I see life on the lighter side, in much simpler and more basic forms."
Wysocki's award-winning art is sought-after internationally and has been published in two books, American Celebration and Heartland.