Lanny McDowell – exhibiting “Flights” at FPL

My creative energy, paintings and avian photographs, expresses my awe and respect for powerful natural cycles:  in my paintings, the patterns of wind and water that drive waves to our shores, that guide clouds across the sky; in my photographs, it’s the wondrous life cycles of the birds that share the planet with us and inspire us.”

Lanny McDowell – exhibiting “Flights”, a collection of paintings and photographs at the Falmouth Public Library Art Walk

October 2nd – 30th, 2018

 

There is much precedent of artistic talent in Lanny’s family, including his mother’s great sculpture and his father’s designs for both traditional colonial and innovative modern homes; and there are the fine landscape oils of Nelson Augustus Moore (1824 – 1902) and his son, Edwin (1858 – 1928).

Lanny grew up outside the small town of Kent, in the northwest corner of Connecticut, attended Hotchkiss School, and earned a BA in Art History at Yale. He moved to Martha’s Vineyard full-time in 1970 and lived on Tisbury Great Pond in the first house he built. After about a dozen years back in Kent, he resumed the Island life in West Tisbury for over a decade; and now in his home near the head of Lake Tashmoo in Vineyard Haven.

Mr. McDowell has been very fortunate to have travelled to destinations scattered about the globe and is an avid birder. His photographs of birds appear frequently at the Facebook group called Martha’s Vineyard Bird Alert, and in newspapers, periodicals, nonprofits’ publications and videos; and he is very happy that they adorn people’s homes from here to Miami to Scottsdale to Oahu. His fine art paintings have been shown in a number of Vineyard galleries.

 

“I believe in paying attention to the marvels that surround us.  My creative energy, paintings and avian photographs, expresses my awe and respect for powerful natural cycles:  in my paintings, the patterns of wind and water that drive waves to our shores, that guide clouds across the sky; in my photographs, it’s the wondrous life cycles of the birds that share the planet with us and inspire us.”

 

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