Earlier this month, we partnered with Wired Gallery to host our annual Artist’s Inspiration event, bringing together local and nationally renowned artists to paint, teach, and inspire guests during a five-day plein air (outdoor painting) extravaganza.
Throughout the week, artists settled in to picturesque spots and captured the natural beauty of our scenic property. Many of these paintings were auctioned off to guests and members of the community during Afternoon Tea in our historic Lake Lounge. Guests also participated in daily painting demonstrations and workshops, led by featured artists Erik Koeppel, Robert Carsten, Andrey Tamarchenko, Kieth Gunderson, and Tarryl Gabel.
Explore upcoming events on our mountaintop and let us know if you’re interested in joining us for next year’s Artist’s Inspiration Week .
In the meantime, please enjoy a look back at some of this year’s highlights, captured by Mohonk guests and artists.
Artists at Work by @teresahorgan42
Wisteria by @vanishingroadside
“Rainy day for the #paintout at #mohonkmountainhouse but I found the arbor tower! Beautiful #wisteria!”
Finished Wisteria by @vanishingroadside
Mohonk Wisteria by @vanishingroadside
Lil Fishies by @sararosevandenoever
“More trout at #mohonkmountainhouse painted. #enpleinair Such a beautiful place.”
Trout by @sararosevandenoever
Trout II by @sararosevandenoever
“Started a #trout painting. These are tame which was helpful. Oil on canvas based on previous sketches.”
Trout on Canvas by @sararosevandenoever
Painting Station by @lizlovesvintage
Mohonk Gardens by @jbapaintings
“Despite the drizzle, had a great day painting in the gardens at Mohonk. 2 more days to the free open house, art show and plein air silent auction 4pm each day. I will be there again Thursday.”
En Plein Air by @Cooksterling
The Ridge by @bpapaintings
Mohonk Paintings by @erik_koeppel_art
“Painted Today at the Mohonk Mountain House, Artist’s Inspiration Week. Such an incredibly beautiful place. Morning was in a cloud, and afternoon was blue, and lovely. Then in the evening a Thunderstorm rolled in. These two are about 9x14in. (left) and 14x11in. (Right)”
Mohonk Sky by @erik_koeppel_art
Live Painting Demo by @erik_koeppel_art
“Beginning my demo yesterday @mohonkmountainhouse, with a little compositional discussion. Lots of fun.”
Finished Demo Painting by @erik_koeppel_art
“Finished demo from yesterday (about 2hr)”
Pop Up Gallery by @erik_koeppel_art
“All set up at the @MohonkMountainHouse looking forward to painting outside this week. Indoor demo tonight at 9pm. ”
Pop Up Gallery by @laurensansaricq