We are so thankful to be able to support our local Rhode Island artists by offering them a showcase in 2 of our offices, Narragansett and Jamestown. For August, we have Julie Brayton showcasing in our Narragansett Office and Tracey Michaelson showcasing in our Jamestown office.
Julie Brayton is a native Rhode Islander and daughter of a fisherman. She studied with artist Ernest Principato, an accomplished painter who studied at the art student league in NY, Boston art league. Not only did he impart his wisdom to her but introduced her to the Cape Cod School of Art where she took workshops with Lois Griffel, owner of the school at the time. This training really shaped her as an artist. From this she has developed her own style and interpretations. Julie now classifies her work as Contemporary Impressionism. Julie’s artwork is in many private residences throughout the U.S. and is in several public collections including Hasbro hospital. Some of that work is in the form of commissioned portraits, murals and favorite places to the owner. She is a member of the Wickford Art Association where she has participated in group shows.
Tracey’s love of photography started at an early age. Almost every birthday or Christmas she would receive a new camera from her dad. She was always taking photos at every family or school event. Tracey carried her creativity into college with a degree in Fine Arts. She now uses her camera to document the world with a focus on the magic she finds in daily life. Her photos consist of the beloved surf of the Narragansett beaches, the quaintness of Block Island, the landscapes of Jamestown and sunsets in Matunuck, Charlestown, Westerly, Misquamicut and Weekapaug. She offers these images in fine art prints and photo greeting cards. Her studio is open by appointment only at The Mill at Shady Lea in North Kingstown, RI.