Land, Sea & Sky


Cerulean Arts is pleased to present Land, Sea & Sky featuring work by James Toogood, Joseph Sweeney and Joe Painter.  The observable world is the muse for all three artists.  James Toogood’s carefully rendered watercolor cityscapes emphasize variations of light, texture and atmosphere.  His mysteriously depopulated images straddle the line between realism and abstraction, enabling viewers to appreciate them at multiple levels.  As a landscape painter, Joseph Sweeney is never too far from the shore.  Focusing on coastline in his plein air paintings, Sweeney seeks to express the tension between land and water, artist and environment and ultimately the sublime nature of the world around us.  In Joe Painter’s large-scale photographs of cloud formations, the viewer is enveloped in the beauty and awesome power of nature.  Painter strives to enhance the emotional impact of his images through careful composition and subtle manipulation of color and tone. 


James Toogood, Cosi, watercolor, 14.5" x 10.5" 


Joseph Sweeney, First Aid Station - O.C. #4 N.J., oil on wood panel, 12" x 12" 


James Toogood, Pearson, watercolor, 22" x 30" 


Joe Painter, A Perfect Garden, digital inkjet archival print, 26" x 42"   


James Toogood, Special Cuisine, watercolor, 16" x 14"


Joe Painter, Intermediate Pass, digital inkjet archival print, 36" x 36"  


James Toogood, Smith's on Eighth, watercolor, 22" x 30"  


Joseph Sweeney, Edward Hopper's Studio #1, oil on museum board, 8" x 10" 


Joseph Sweeney, Cape May Light at Night, oil on museum board, 12" x 24" 


Joe Painter, Wings of Light, digital inkjet archival print, 25" x 26"  


Joseph Sweeney, Bermuda Chimneys, acrylic on museum board, 14" x 22"  


Joe Painter, Long Shadow Lifting, digital inkjet archival print, 25" x 25"  


Joseph Sweeney, Turtle Bay, St. David's Light, oil on watercolor paper, 9" x 12"  


Joseph Sweeney, Cape May Blue, oil on silk, 9" x 12"  


James Toogood, Christopher's, watercolor, 21" x 17"  


Joseph Sweeney, Coast of Maine, acrylic on wood panel, 10" x 20" 


Joseph Sweeney, House on the Rocks - The Dumplings (Newport, RI), oil on linen panel, 12" x 12"  


Joseph Sweeney, Ruff Surf, acrylic on Masonite, 12" x 24"