Vincent Crotty Irish-born oil painter

Classes and Workshops

Vincent offers workshops, live painting demonstrations, and private lessons, specializing in plein air painting, portraiture, nocturnes, and landscapes. Please contact him with booking inquiries. He also teaches weekly classes for adults at the New Art Center in Newton, Massachusetts. Visit their website for details.

Painting from Life with Vincent Crotty

May 18-19, 2024

Artistree Community Arts Center

Pomfret, Vermont

Registration and details

How do we translate the real world around us into shapes made of paint and color? Painting from life requires skill, efficiency, and even adrenaline to create a spontaneous “here-and-now” look on canvas. Taking inspiration from Cape Cod artist Charles Hawthorne, this workshop will guide novice as well as experienced artists through the process of painting from life, beginning with observation and striving towards accuracy in spots of color.

This two-day workshop will include theory, demonstrations, and painting on site, and will strengthen students’ understanding of design, color, and especially light. We will work indoors from photos or color copies, and outdoors, weather-permitting.

We will start each class with a slide show of paintings by great artists from the past and the present, followed by a painting demo by Vincent. After that, if the weather is nice, we will paint outside (en plein air). Students of all levels are welcome.

Acadia Festival of Traditional Music and Dance

June 23 – 29, 2024

College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine

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Vincent is thrilled to be returning to Acadia Trad as Artist-in-Residence for his second year! He will capture live scenes of the festival with on-site paintings of concerts, classes, and jam sessions, and will give a talk/demonstration at the end of the week.

Art in the Open

July 20 – 28, 2024

Wexford, Ireland

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Art in the Open is Ireland’s largest plein air painting festival, drawing artists from all around the world! Vincent will offer two workshops throughout the week.