Original hand-painted nautical charts by renowned Seascape Impressionist Kerry Hallam...exclusively at all nine Martin Lawrence Galleries Locations

Martin Lawrence galleries (MLG), the nation's preeminent network of retail fine art galleries, is proud to offer a brand new series of Kerry Hallam's famed nautical charts and maps.

Greenwich, Connecticut, UNITED STATES

Maui, Hawaii, Nov. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

The artworks, depicting various North American coastal areas, are actual charts that the artist overpaints with images of sailboats, ketches, schooners and sloops. Each artwork serves as the viewer’s invitation to discover the intrinsic beauty of maps and admire the glory and adventure of the coastline.

“I paint some paintings to communicate how I feel about a subject. Others I paint to find out how I feel. Where one is an expression, the other is a discovery."-Kerry Hallam

Kerry Hallam’s foray into chart painting was, according to the artist himself, a “happy accident.” Years ago, Hallam had a small gallery on the Old South Wharf where he served as owner, framer and artist. One morning he realized he had forgotten his pad of paper, and noticed a pile of old charts laying around and thought, “Why not, paper is paper and pretty good stock at that.” Hallam began painting in watercolor and with a few brilliant strokes representing sailboats on the starboard tack he began creating refreshing, spirited and enticing artworks that have become his signature works. 

Kerry Hallam has been called by Forbes Magazine – “A charming Adventurer.” Born in Northern England, Hallam showed early artistic talent when he won a six-year scholarship to London’s University Central College of Art where he received formal training under British master painters. In fact, Britain’s Royal Society of Artists in Watercolor recognized that talent, and included him in their ranks. He was also strongly influenced by the Fauves and the 19th century French Post-Impressionists, Cezanne and Van Gogh. 

Enthusiasm is Hallam’s currency — his art is filled with vivid, windswept seascapes and timeless, sun-dappled village scenes. His panoramas continue to draw accolades, including a first-place award by the prestigious L’Association Pour le Promotion Artistique Francais. Hallam has been honored through innumerable one-man exhibitions around the world and is a mainstay at all nine Martin Lawrence galleries locations across the country. Hallam is also the author of – Getting to Nantucket, An Artist’s Journey.

About Martin Lawrence Galleries

Since 1975, Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG), headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut with nine galleries nationwide including New York, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Francisco, Costa Mesa, La Jolla, Maui and online at martinlawrence.com, has assisted and advised collectors in acquiring fine art. (MLG), with its unparalleled collection of treasures, specializes in unique paintings and limited-edition graphics and sculpture by Warhol, Haring, Murakami, Chagall, Picasso and Erté. Over the last 15 years, it has lent nearly 250 artworks by 16 different artists to 32 museums around the world, and proudly publishes works by artists including Kondakova, Hallam, Bertho, Fressinier, Lalonde and Deyber. For more information visit www.martinlawrence.com.

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For more Information or an interview and/or gallery tour, contact Katia Graytok: 203.989.2073 kgraytok@martinlawrence.com NOTE: High-resolution images of all artists work represented by Martin Lawrence galleries are available upon request.


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Kerry Hallam, Approaches to Lahaina, acrylic on nautical chart, 45.75 x 34.4 Inches Kerry Hallam, Gulf of Farralones, acrylic on nautical chart, 30 x 38.5 Inches

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