Peter Layne Arguimbau is an American painter, restorer and historian of classical art. Peter’s subject matter includes portraits, animals, and landscapes, but is notorious for his classical marines. Peter’s father, Vincent, was a portrait painter who started to develop his son’s skills at an early age. In 1958 a colleague of Vincent’s came to the Arguimbau’s home to concoct a 17th century paint formula known as the Maroger Medium, all under Peter’s watchful eye. The old masters used these gel mediums to glaze a spectrum of oily-resinous colors which led to the Golden Age of Art. Following this nascent realization Peter began a lifelong pursuit of the technique of Renaissance painting. Peter own's the Mariner Gallery with his son, Andre.
Born in Darien, Connecticut in 1951, the family lived between Scotts Cove and Seville, Spain. After attending Loomis Chaffee and Vassar College, Peter went on to study under Frank Mason at the Art Students League of New York for 14 years. Peter then traveled abroad for a three year classical study of the Baroque Era in Florence, Rome and Naples, as well as Hellenistic Classicism in Athens, Olympia, and Delphi. He learned the techniques of the old masters by copying paintings from Museums throughout Europe and America. After a decade spent testing recipes from medieval manuscripts with restorer Pierro Mannoni, Peter continues to grind his colors from powdered pigments and cooks his mediums without relying on industries' rudimentary products. The focus of his life’s work has been applying his skill through his love of the sea which he views from S/Y Molly Rose, a 30 foot Catboat built in 1935. He lectures regularly on the technical evolution of painting since the Renaissance.
Born and raised on the bayou, Laura Cooper began life surrounded by water. Her childhood home was on the banks of the Vermilion River in Lafayette, Louisiana. She has fond memories of waking up in the middle of the night to distant rumbles of tugboats pushing barges from offshore rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. This early exposure to the maritime world has led her to pursue capturing the essence of sailing on canvas. Her work combines a unique relationship between atmosphere and light while maintaining a painterly feel.
After graduating from high school, Laura moved to Boston in to earn her degree in English from Northeastern University. After a brief stint co-writing a column about computers she decided to go back to school and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Simmons College. Her first job as a nurse was at Boston Children’s Hospital in Cardiology. She later worked at Boston City Hospital in Labor and Delivery. The whole time she was trying to establish herself, she was taking art classes. Working from life, plein air painting became a way to release stress. As time went on, it became apparent that all she wanted to do was paint. She began to take her art more seriously and sought out well-known Bostonian artists including Robert Cormier. Currently, she paints with marine artist, Richard Loud.
Her many accomplishments include the Emerging Artist Award in 2015, the Yachting Award in 2016, and the Thomas Hoyne Award in 2017, at the International Marine Art Exhibition in Mystic Seaport. She is a Signature Member in the American Society of Marine Artists.
Russ Kramer is widely regarded to be among the country's leading marine artists. His large-scale studio paintings create 'first-hand' experiences for the viewer, putting you right on board during some of history's greatest yacht races or turn-of-the-century luxury vessels. A sense of the dramatic moment, combined with meticulous research and attention to detail, have found considerable appeal and sell quickly into private and corporate collections. His works are unique and immediately recognizable, combining narrative, historical, figurative and maritime disciplines.
He is a Fellow and serves as the current President of the American Society of Marine Artists. He has won multiple awards at the Mystic International Marine Art Exhibition, including the prestigious Yachting Award in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013. Russ lives and works in Mystic, CT.
Richard K. Loud was born on the Adams Shore section of Quincy Bay in Massachusetts. The son of a master shipwright, he was exposed early on to the complexities and beauty of boat design. This early training and passion for sailing is evident in his paintings today. His work combines a thorough understanding of a wide variety of vessel types and sea conditions, with a unique artistic feeling of light and atmosphere.
After working his way through Northeastern University as a draftsman for the Penn Central Railroad, he served as a deckhand on a 114-foot motor yacht and later assisted his father designing and building yachts. During this time, he strived to paint the scenes that surrounded him.
His dramatic paintings have earned him awards numerous awards in 1988 through 1993 in Mystic Seaport International Marine Art Exhibitions. Recently in Mystic, he won the Thomas Wells Award In 2014 and an Award of Excellence in 2015. He was commissioned in 1991 for the official print for the H.M.S. Rose, the frigate used in the movie ‘Master and Commander’. One of his paintings was purchased by William Koch and donated to the Smithsonian Institution. Mr. Loud is a Fellow in the American Society of Marine Artists
‘…the real guts of Richard Loud’s work lies in an intuitive understanding of how ships relate to their element, how the wind hums in their rigging and the water dances around their hulls’. Testimony by John Stobart.
David Monteiro is a native of Plymouth, Massachusetts and studied at Massachusetts College of Art where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree of Fine Arts. Shortly after graduating, David began a successful career as proprietor of Monteiro Design, a graphic design studio. Aside from his artistic talent as a graphic artist, he excelled in technical and "free hand" illustrations.
Though David spends many hours in the studio producing what is commonly called "studio paintings", he is constantly drawn to paint on location regardless of weather conditions. David travels the New England seacoast throughout the year to capture the beauty nature has to offer. As an avid sailor he has always been intrigued by classic sailing vessels, which he often incorporates into his paintings.
David was awarded the "Rudolph J. Schaefer, III Emerging Artist Award" at Mystic Seaport. He was also honored with the Joseph Gazzola Award for Excellence in Art during his first year as member of the Copley Society of art, Boston, MA. He was selected to the "Between the Shining Seas" exhibit at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. David has been featured in several issues of "American Art Collector". He is a member of the American Society of Marine Artists.
Paul operates a custom woodcarving studio located in East Sandwich, MA. For over half a century Paul has built a reputation for quality and craftsmanship. His eagles are hand-carved from a variety of lumber and meticulously hand-finished with 23 karat gold and paint.
He began carving 2-dimension eagles but has enjoyed the complexity added through round and contemporary styles. Designs are based on or inspired by the traditional eagles that have adorned residential and commercial buildings for centuries in America. Paul’s unmatched craftsmanship of the eagles has influenced apprentices and wood shops across the country.