Contact: Ann Marie Jackson
/ The Greenwich Workshop
One Greenwich Place, PO Box 875
Shelton, CT 06484
Hyde Park Gallery Hosts
Nationally Renowned Artists
Sally Caldwell Fisher
and John Weiss
Saturday October 23rd
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hyde Park, New York – September 23, 2004 - Two nationally acclaimed artists Sally Caldwell Fisher and John Weiss will be at Hyde Park Gallery in Hyde Park on October 23rd from 1 :00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a special showing of original and print art. Both artists will be available to meet fans and to personalize works. Hyde Park Gallery is located at 4068 Albany Post Road in Hyde Park.
Sally Caldwell Fisher has gained international recognition with her artwork portraying New England coastal life. Hers is a world brimming with charm and simplicity. Attracted to the whimsical, she
illustrates everyday life in rural America with humor, painting her surroundings, favorite local or a fond recollection. When asked about her art, Caldwell Fisher comments, “ New England’s, especially Maine’s strong connection to the past is what draws me to commemorate scenes of its coastal life. It is with true passion for its landscape, and true affection and admiration for its characters that I endeavor to recreate these images of times gone by, but not lost!” Caldwell Fisher uses the phrase ”willing suspension of disbelief” to explain some of the apparent contradictions in the scenes she paints. She uses acrylics to create the vivid seascapes that have become her trademark.
Artist John Weiss’ loving tributes to man’s best friend have delighted fans around the world for years. Well known for his realistic portraits of man’s best friend, Weiss has an avid and loyal following among dog lovers everywhere. His paintings are considered to be much more than portraits. They convey the deep and loyal bond between dogs and their owners. His artwork reveals the irresistible charm, gentle nature and willingness to please that is characteristic of these adorable canines.
Weiss tugs at the strings of our human emotions in his paintings. There are few among us who do not have instant love for dogs or a strong connection to a beloved pet. Weiss brings that awareness forward in his work, revealing the unconditional love that is expressed in the faces of these devoted companions. Through his paintings, Weiss puts us in touch with our own emotions and makes it easy for us to instantly and thoroughly enjoy his art. “Going through reference materials, I came across an image of a friend’s Chocolate Labrador,” John Weiss says. “They’re amazing little creatures during their puppy state, and I tried to capture that special time in their lives in Hot Chocolate by going for a natural look that makes you feel you can reach out and pet it.”
Weiss, a self-taught artist, was influenced by the realism and photographic quality that is found in the work of Andrew Wyeth. However, unlike Wyeth’s tendency to illustrate solitary and deserted landscapes, Weiss portrays warmth, comfort and a sense of well being. “The relationship between a person and a dog is a familiar experience for just about everyone,” says Weiss. “Life can be rough sometimes, so if I can create something that makes people feel better, then that’s what I’ll do.”
“It’s truly exciting to host two such wonderful artists again,” said Ann Marie Jackson owner of Hyde Park Gallery. “Sally Caldwell Fisher’s works are uniquely charming and John’s works are endearing and beautiful. There should be something for everyone at this show.”
The art of Sally Caldwell Fisher and John Weiss is published exclusively by The Greenwich Workshop of Seymour, Connecticut and available only through authorized dealers. Greenwich Workshop is the leading publisher of limited edition fine art in North America.
About Sally Caldwell Fisher
Born and raised in the mid-west, Caldwell Fisher was introduced to watercolors at an early age by her mother, also an artist. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1972, Caldwell Fisher moved to coastal New England where she has been painting her favorite subjects ever since. An avid collector of antique photographs and reproductions, she is constantly finding inspiration in, and therefore, keeps an eye to the past .
The art of Sally Caldwell Fisher has been featured on two Yankee Magazine covers and she has been a featured artist in U.S. Art, American Artist, Romantic Homes, Art/Trends and Traditional Home magazines. Caldwell Fisher designed the events posters for the America’s Cup Newport in 1983 and America’s Cup San Diego in 1992. Her art is included in the permanent collections of The White House, Smithsonian, the Bruce Museum, Exxon of Japan, Panasonic of Japan and the Mitsui Kagaku Corporation, Tokyo
About John Weiss
John Weiss is one of America’s best-known animal portrait artists. During his childhood in
Akron, Ohio, Weiss learned about discipline from his father who was a draftsman. His grandfather, skilled at creating duck decoys, gave him lessons in carving, which were invaluable in creating a feeling of depth in his own painting. Admirers around the world, including Queen Elizabeth who was presented with a portrait by Lady Barlow, enjoy Weiss’ paintings. The Greenwich Workshop has published Weiss’ work since 1982 and he was recently honored with the Cover of the Year Award from the National Dog Writers Association. John Weiss lives in Eastern Ohio and is the happy owner of a yorkie named Mollie.
About Hyde Park Gallery
Hyde Park Gallery is an authorized dealer of The Greenwich Workshop, Inc. It is located at 4068 Albany Post Road in Hyde Park. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please call us a (845) 229-8903. Visit us on the web at
About the Greenwich Workshop
The Greenwich Workshop is a leading provider of limited edition fine art prints and canvases, fine art gifts (including three-dimensional products in porcelain and Pearl Bisque™) and books. The Greenwich Workshop represents more than 50 leading artists through its authorized network of more than 1,200 arts and framing retailers located throughout North America. Established in 1972, the company’s mission is to enhance the quality of people’s lives through high quality, affordable art. The Greenwich Workshop is located in Seymour, Connecticut.