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Chic in Sag Harbor: Paul Rafftery

by habituallychic

05 . 25 . 10

I’m not the only who is smitten with Sag Harbor. Artist Paul Rafferty, who currently has a solo show at the Grenning Gallery, spends time painting plein air on the East End and has captured the beauty of the beach as well as everyday life around town. The small studies are taken back to his studio in the South of France where they are turned into larger works. Check out his website for a look at his European paintings. I wish I could afford them all!

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  1. pretty pink tulips May 25, 2010 | 12:53 pm

    These are amazing! I especially love the one of the surfers coming over the dunes! These posts are making me really want to get out there!!!

    Stop by today to see the fun post about a party I had with Eddie Ross!

  2. jones May 25, 2010 | 2:09 pm

    I LOVE these paintings. The way Rafferty has captured the light; the interactions of the subjects. Even the studies are amazing. Thanks for highlighting this artist. mary

  3. Christina May 25, 2010 | 2:59 pm

    Really gorgeous stuff. France? How Monet of him.

  4. Ryan Hines May 25, 2010 | 3:00 pm

    I adore these paintings.

  5. Nadine2point0 May 25, 2010 | 3:07 pm

    You’ve honoured him by showing his work – the exposure is great.
    LOVE his paintings!

  6. Cherish May 25, 2010 | 3:13 pm

    These paintings are truly lovely. Paul Rafferty manages to convey a feeling, or a mood, which is difficult to capture. Though I’ve never been to SAG Harbor, these paintings make me feel as though I have.

  7. Hello Lover... May 25, 2010 | 3:13 pm

    Such beautiful paintings!

  8. Lacquered Life May 25, 2010 | 5:45 pm

    These east end landscapes are absolutely stunning. He really captures the spirit of the east end in his work. It really makes me yearn for summer. So glad to be headed out east for the weekend!

  9. susan's buzz May 25, 2010 | 6:06 pm

    I LOVE your blog! Although these pictures are of Sag Harbor–some of them remind me of the unspoiled beaches of Lake Michigan I grew up visiting every summer. Thanks for another great post.

  10. Heidiopia May 25, 2010 | 6:18 pm

    These are inspired! Love the way he captures the moment, both with his subject(s) and the lighting. I could look at these all day.

  11. Teresa Hatfield May 25, 2010 | 6:36 pm

    Love the work of impressionists. These paintings are beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. Jennifer Ament May 25, 2010 | 7:41 pm

    These are absolutely beautiful!! I would mix them on my wall with other pieces..But they are amazing enough to fully stand on their own!

  13. Marija May 25, 2010 | 9:37 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous work.

  14. Alicia May 26, 2010 | 1:48 am

    Serene yet still full of life. I may have to bug my aunt to head out for the dreaded Memorial weekend for a looksey.

  15. Courtney June 2, 2010 | 6:38 pm

    Lovely. I just got back from the beach and these are making me want to drive right back there. Love them all.

  16. winna December 25, 2010 | 3:41 pm

    The emotional content speaks like a roaring surf, to me. I am so pleased to have seen this site..thankyou this Christmas Day….winnajill of Stafford Ct.

  17. paul December 31, 2010 | 2:34 pm

    Thank you for featuring my work Heather I’m flattered and for all the kind comments on my work.
    I was looking for a studio to buy in the Hamptons and came upon your blog.
    It is a beautiful part of the world to paint and I’m sure to live in, the quality of the light is unique and the community is strong.
    It’s a privilege to visit and I’m proud to show at the Grenning.