Bay Art Gallery welcomes John Philbin Dolan as its newest artist. Dolan is an award-winning artist who works in oil and pastel.
In 2005, Dolan decided to close his technology-consulting firm to pursue an art career full time. Already comfortable with pastel, he wanted to learn oil painting and in 2007 he attended the Florence Academy of Art (FAA) in Florence, Italy for their summer program. The FAA is renowned for their “classical” art training program. While in Florence, Dolan met instructor Matthew Almy, who taught figure drawing in the summers, but lives in Chicago. When they arrived back in the states, he started his “classical” training under Matt and his wife, Magda, at their Ravenswood Atelier. He completed his studies in 2011.
Dolan is a Signature member of The Pastel Society of New Mexico and The Pastel Society of America. In June 2015, he will be inducted into the International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle. He is also a member of The Oil Painters of America, The Portrait Society of America, The International Guild of Realism, The Degas Pastel Society, The American Impressionists Society and is an Artist Member of The Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago.
Bay Art Gallery is located at Sister Bay Trading Co., 2477 Hwy. 42 in Sister Bay. The gallery is open daily 10 am – 5 pm, and 11 am – 4 pm on Sunday. For more information call 920.854.2554.