Joseph Conrad-Ferm

2017 Season Brings Joseph Conrad-Ferm to Nantucket

Born in 1975, and raised in New Canaan, Connecticut, Ferm did not discover his need to paint until the winter of 2001.

“In late December of 2001, in the boiler room of my mother’s basement, with no reference point, I felt compelled to paint. Having no formal art training, apart from elementary and secondary school classes, my first efforts, while described as crude by some, were the foundation that I have built my creative voice on. I’ve been able to express the joys and pitfalls, of my total life experience, through a language that’s universal.”

With over 1,000 finished works, on paper, canvas, and wood, his paintings are in public and private collections worldwide. Ferm also has over 40 solo and group shows to his credit. “I don’t have a college art degree and I don’t have an art critics vocabulary. I paint when I’m feeling good and I paint when feeling otherwise. I find the right music to fit my mood and I go to work, though work is probably not the right word for it. It used to pour out of me, as fast as I could move the brush, though I’ve since learned to restrain my efforts. My recent process in the studio has become quite intense, by design. My intention is to reveal a complex and timeless process that is easy to engage.”

Ferms’ work is used extensively by interior designers, has been seen in design publications in the U.S. and Europe, and can be found on several television shows. He lives in the Hudson Valley of NY, with his wife Sarah Conrad-Ferm (also an artist) and their two boys. He is currently employed full time as a registered nurse, in a critical care setting, at two area hospitals.

Joseph Conrad-Ferm

Adjust Left                                                                                                        Mixed media            24 x 36 inches

Jane Farrell & Ron Slaton c. 1970’s

Assemblages and paintings from the 1970’s

Born in 1917 in Vermont, Jane Farrell became fascinated with the family business, Cone Automatic. She began assemblages of wooden shapes and architectural fragments, influenced by Louise Nevelson and studied with Will Hollingsworth.

Ron Slaton born 1910, a Vermont artist who was a masterful watercolorist. His watercolors are subtle homages to his artistic heroes Ben Shahn, Jacob Lawrence and John Marin.

Together these two Vermont artists go beyond the commonplace and accepted norms of pictorial representation. The Gallery at Four India exhibits “Wood & Water”  June 15-31, 2016

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Jane Farrell
Circles
Wood Assemblage

ron slayton

Ron Slayton c. 1950’s
Purple Mountain
watercolor

Daffodil Weekend Exhibition

Welcome back to the island of Nantucket! The Gallery is open for our 28th year! The Daffodil Festival brings back many happy faces and collectors of vintage cars and art work.

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The Gallery has three exhibitions to begin our season you can look here. The first is a contemporary exhibit of water related subjects by Miguel Hernendez, James Harrington and Thomas Deininger. The second presented exhibit is abstractions by Judith Brust and Judy Friday. And our third exhibition is traditional landscapes by John P. Osborne and  Kent Lemon .And for our Sailor Valentine collectors we have a new selection of work from Karine Almir, Suzanne Dietsch,Denise Betourne and Sandy Moran.

 

Welcome

Welcome to our new website as we start our 2016 season. We will be posting information about the gallery throughout the season.

The Gallery at Four India “Nantucket’s hidden secret”, located next to the park and above The Bean at 4 India Street. A second floor location where all art hunters find great treasures.

 

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1989 The Gallery at Four India, interior