March 2017

5 Quick Questions: Diane Nelson

By Aly Schuman on March 31, 2017

We are officially announcing a new series on our blog, 5 Quick Questions! For each post we will ask a different artist member 5 questions about their lives as artists. This week we are getting to know more about landscape painter Diane Nelson. ~~~ Why did you become an artist? My first grade teacher told […]


An Exploration of Plein Air

By admin on March 23, 2017

With Fresh Paint arriving soon at The Copley Society of Art, we wanted to revisit the concept and development the fantastic process of plein air painting. (John Singer Sargent painting outdoors) En plein air is a French phrase meaning “in the open air” and is often translated as simply, “outdoors”. To paint en plein air, […]


Lecturer Tom Butterfield’s Journey of Bermudian Art

By Aly Schuman on March 9, 2017

Nestled in Bermuda’s Botanical Gardens, a transformed arrowroot factory is now a treasure trove of Bermuda art. Light bounces off the white building surrounded by lush tropical greenery, the very landscape that inspired many famous artists such as Marsden Hartley, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Winslow Homer. Executive Director Tom Butterfield saw that many illustrious artists were […]


Spring is Coming to the Copley Society!

By admin on March 2, 2017

The snow has melted, warmer days creep into our usually frigidly cold weeks, and the days are starting to get longer. This can only mean one thing: spring is beginning to arrive in Boston! The Copley Society of Art is very excited for this change of weather and wanted to share with you some works […]