Local artist finds inspiration close to home

January 2, 2014 by  

A collection from local artist Charles Reyburn, titled ‘Portraits From Home’, is currently being displayed at Provenance Center here in New London. The subject of Reyburn’s paintings is mostly local scenes, to his pieces are sure to be familiar to those in area.

Among his 74 paintings on display are one of Yale’s Harkness Tower and one of the Union Baptist Church found in Mystic. The remaining paintings are of the New London and Waterford area.

Reyburn, who has retired from Electric Boat, holds a bachelor of fine arts and now has the time to explore his artistic talents. Although he currently lives in Waterford, he is a native New Londoner.

Often seen at the beach or along the side of a road, Charles Reyburn relies on his French easel to supply him with everything he needs to capture a scene. Referring to it as his “portable studio”, he takes it with him as he paints his pictures in all weather; even a February snowstorm at Fort Trumbull.

Located in downtown New London, the Provenance Center exists to provide cultural awareness by exposing the community to a wide assortment of ideas and perspectives.

Portraits From Home will be on display through January 11. Many museums and art galleries engage a print company to provide them with a brochure or flyer printing detailing future scheduled exhibits. This simple yet effective means of advertisement works well for many of these non-profit institutions as they look to build interest in showcases like this.