Steeped in tradition, bearing classical technique and themes, the paintings of John Phillip Osborne attest to the timeless appeal of expressive landscape painting.
From its gallery location in Bernardsville, New Jersey, J.M. Stringer Gallery hosts a selection of paintings by contemporary established landscape and history painter John Phillip Osborne. “Timeless”opens the weekend of March 29-30 and will continue through May 3.
American painter John Phillip Osborne (b. 1951) works to maintain both the style and subjects of the great landscape painters in history. “I arrange the colors on my palette prismatically and strive to get the prism under control with the subtle atmospheric progression of colors and values,” explains Osborne. “I am less interested in the fine details and look instead to convey the mood and overall feeling of the moment.”
John Phillip Osborne, “Delaware Water Gap,” 2014, oil on linen, 38 x 54 in. J.M. Stringer Gallery of Fine Art
With his history paintings, Osborne transports the viewer to specific moments and battles of the Revolutionary War, imagining their look and feel to great effect. The artist’s landscapes have an elegiac softness that recalls the 19th-century landscape painters he lists as major influences: George Inness, John Constable, and the French Barbizon painters.
Osborne earned his arts education at the Pratt Institute in New York. He holds a position on the board of directors of the Hudson Valley Art Association and serves as a senior instructor at the Ridgewood Art Institute.
An opening reception for “Timeless” will be held on March 29, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and on March 30, from 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
To learn more, visit the J.M. Stringer Gallery website.