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2013 Best of Downers Grove Award

2013 Suburban Life Readers Choice

2015 Suburban Life Readers Choice

2015 Best of Downers Grove Award

 

 

The Charles Vickery Collection    Visit

Featuring Romantic and historical renditions of the sea - Sailing Ships - Coastlines - Harbors - Maritine Battles Beautiful art for collectors and investors and those that simply enjoy fine renditions of the sea.

Originals

Fine art originals by the master seascape artist, Charles Vickery. Beautiful original oils featuring seascapes, sailing ships, landscapes and more.

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Over 100 limited edition prints of Vickery original oil paintings covering a wide range of his works. See our price incentive on Vickery Prints.

Fine art posters

Museum quality fine art posters of internationally acclaimed maritime artist Charles Vickery made directly from originals that are in private collections and have never been published before in any form.

 

 

 

Associated Artists    Visit

In addition to the Charles Vickery Collection we offer a selection of nationally known and local award winning artists with a wide range of styles and techniques to offer the kind and quality of fine art you are looking for.

Many of our associated artists teach in our Art Academy Paint & Play and Art classes and also in our Joan of Art Professional Art Instruction Workshops.

Many are also available to do commissioned paintings. If you enjoyed a particular painting by one of our artists which has already sold, while original paintings are never duplicated, they will create a similar artwork piece.

 

 

 

 


Art Academy    Visit

The Brigantine Art Academy is an all encompassing group of programs and services designed to offer art instruction and support facilities to students of all levels. Some of these include first time artists, high school art students, serious student artists in advanced art education and established artists.

Our highly successful professional art workshops taught by established artists in our Joan of Art program provide more advanced and serious students as well as professional artists with ways to enhance their artistic abilities, explore new avenues of expression and continue to grow in their various artistic disciplines.

We also offer private lessons and classes for individuals or small groups in the open gallery area or in our private instruction rooms.

Our ever popular Paint & Play afternoon and evening classes offer children and adults a fun and entertaining introduction to the world of art and allow them to explore their artistic abilities in the stimulating and inspiring environment of a real art gallery.

 

 

 


Joan of Art Workshops    Visit

We present professional art instruction workshops taught by our resident, award winning instructors for artists of all levels. We welcome established artists who are looking to enhance their artistic abilities and enjoyment, serious students looking for direction in their artistic careers and new artists who are looking for guidance and inspiration.

These workshops allow the participants to explore different styles, techniques and mediums presented by established artists of various disciplines.

The workshops are held in our art gallery, a setting which provides an inspirational undertone to our students that enhances their learning experience. This, combined with a relaxed atmosphere and dedicated instructors, promotes an educational and enjoyable time for all.

 

 

 


Paint & Play classes    Visit

Our ever popular Paint & Play afternoon and evening programs offer children and adults a fun and entertaining introduction to the world of art and allow them to explore their artistic abilities in the stimulating and inspiring environment of a real art gallery.

Our instructors walk you through the techniques of creating a painting with, as Melinda (one of our P&P fans) said, no pressure, no criticism, just helpful guidance. You learn the basics of setup, sketching, composition, lighting, detail, colors, textures and much more. It's s subtle process that occurs almost without being noticed.

At some point you'll realize that what you're creating is well beyond what you thought you were capable of and that, indeed, is the fun part.

In fact the comment most often heard after a class is 'I never knew I could paint like this'.

 

 

 

2013 Best of Downers Grove Award picture                           2013 Suburban Life Readers Choice award picture                  2015 Suburban Life Readers Choice award picture

2015 Best of Downers Grove Award picture                  Copy of the 2015 Best of Downers Grove Award

 

 

 

 

 



Ed Buhot - Professional Woodcraft


 

Beautiful inlays as shown well in the Federal half round bellflower and Book table with fan.
Quality craftsmanship as shown well in the Cheery teeth and Maple cherry bowls.

 

 

Picture of Federal half round bellflower table

Federal half round bellflower

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Picture of the Country side table table

Country side table

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Picture of the End table

End table

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Picture of the End table 2

End table

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Picture of the Ambrosia table

Ambrosia table

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Picture of the Book table with fan

Book table with fan

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Picture of the Book bowl

Cheery teeth

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Picture of the Fluted bowl

Fluted

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Picture of the Olive bowl

Olive

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Picture of the maple cherry bowl

Maple cherry

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Picture of the Ambrosia table bowl

Ambrosia table

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Just for fun

A recently discovered unfinished Vickery original

Paint by numbers picture

 

 

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