When we visit Block Island for vacation, one of the places I like to stop by is the Jessie Edwards Gallery. Even while taking a break from work, I can’t resist browsing the artwork and hoping to find new artists or just the right piece for a client. On our most recent vacation, my visit to this particular gallery was rewarded with the discovery of three new (to me) artists.
The first is C. Sperry Andrews III. I really liked his scratchboard pieces. These amazing works are actually very tiny. The interesting thing about Sperry’s scratchboard art is the way they are created. He paints over gesso-coated canvas, then scratches away the paint to bring out each image.
Heidi Palmer is another artist I saw at the gallery and really enjoyed. Her paintings are so tranquil and have such perfect colors. I love the abstract vibe of the wave painting.
The third artist whose work I fell in love with is Susan O’Donnell Kearney. She creates these vibrant fish prints using an old Japanese technique. Each print is unique, and her work flies out of stock at the gallery. They are very cool! You can see more of her work at her website, Nantucket Gyotaku.
You can see more of the artists featured at Jessie Edwards Gallery by visiting their beautiful website. You can also find them on Facebook.