The Marion Art Center (MAC) is pleased to present Nancy Dyer Mitton and Robert Seyffert, with dual exhibitions of their paintings from August 16 through September 28, 2019 at 80 Pleasant Street, Marion, MA. An artists’ reception will be held on Friday, August 16, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and Thursday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The David Mitton Project, jazz ensemble, performs on Saturday, September 14at 7:30 pm. Robert Seyffert will present an artist’s talk on Saturday, September 28, at 11:00 am.
Nancy Dyer Mitton and Robert Seyffert are fellow painters and friends. They met at The National Arts Club in New York City where they continue to be award winning exhibiting artists members for over twenty-five years. Earlier this year Ms. Mitton won First Prize in the 2019 NAC Exhibiting Artist Exhibition. Both artists are supporting members of the Artists’ Fellowship in NYC. Robert Seyffert is the former director of the Rochefort-en-Terre Artist Residency program in Brittany, France where Ms. Mitton received artist residence grants in 1995 and 2001.
Nancy Dyer Mitton is a resident of Marion, Massachusetts. She received her BFA in Painting from the Massachusetts College of Art where she studied with George Nick. Her paintings are represented by Soprafina Gallery in Boston. Frank Roselli, Director of Soprafina Gallery, describes Nancy Dyer Mitton as “an avid lover of nature: it’s expansive beauty, power, and light. Her paintings use the physicality of the oil paints as she creatively constructs her canvas using wet paint with adroit skill.”
Robert Seyffert lives and paints en plein air in NYC. This exhibition of paintings focuses on his love of vintage American cars parked on obscure city streets. He paints in a classic Contemporary American Realist style not unlike Edward Hopper.
Robert Seyffert received his BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and his MFA from the Parsons School of Design. His prizes have included the Yale at Norfolk Award, the Helena Rubenstein Grant, 1st Prize National Arts Club in 1999, Greenshields Fellowship, and in 2019 the Poe Award for Excellence in the Arts from the Bronx Historical Society. American Artist magazine said “Whether it’s a big tree or a 1965 Pontiac, there’s something about the light hitting the subject that excites me, and that’s what I paint. I’m trying to get the sensation created by the thing I’m looking at, and not just copying it” (Howell, 2003).