Lovers of Impressionism and Impressionist-influenced work will want to head to Greenwich.
At the Bruce Museum, you can savor the paintings of Charles Harold Davis (1856-1933), a Mystic, Conn. Impressionist, who brought the misty pastoralism of the French Barbizon School and the crisp muscularity of American Impressionism to such works as the mysterious “Evening” (1886) and the dreamy “Summer Twilight” (circa 1892). The show runs through Jan. 3.
Meanwhile, at neighboring McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center, you can see the work of Greenwich resident Jilly Dyson, whose seascapes and landscapes blend the bright, pastel palette of the Impressionists with the swirling impasto of Homer and Turner.
For more on Dyson, check out these WAG articles — http://www.wagmag.com/oil-and-water-do-mix-for-jilly-dyson/; http://www.wagmag.com/tag/jilly-dyson/ ; and http://www.wagmag.com/home-by-the-sea/. For more on the Bruce show, visit brucemuseum.org. And for more on the Bruce Museum’s dino-mite curator of science, Daniel Ksepka, look for WAG’s November “A Passion for Work” issue. – Georgette Gouveia