John Whalley’s ‘Earth Tones’ exhibit and work by Thomas Higgins featured at Greenhut Galleries

“Summer Memory,” by John Whalley.

Greenhut Galleries presents “John Whalley: Earth Tones” from Aug. 13 through Sept. 5.

Advancing the tradition of American realists and acknowledging the Dutch masters, John Whalley’s paintings go well beyond mere technique. His work exudes tremendous warmth, luminosity and charm. He responds to what he calls “the beauty that speaks softly.” He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and currently lives in midcoast Maine. Whalley received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1976.

His work is in numerous private, national and international collections including the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia; the Otto Naumann Collection, New York City and the Alfred Bader Collection, Milwaukee, Wisconsin to name a few. His publications include John Whalley – American Realist published in 2001 and John Whalley – In New Light, a 30 year retrospective book of drawings and paintings published in 2006. In addition, he was featured on the television show Bill Green’s Maine in 2008.

“Morrison Heights; August 28th,” by J. Thomas Higgins

Work by J. Thomas Higgins in “Field of View” will be showcased in the side gallery.

View both exhibits online at

Greenhut Galleries is at 146 Middle St., Portland. Call 207-772-2693, or email for more information.

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