Exhibit of paintings by
Charles Movalli & Dale Ratcliff

summer 2013

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Our summer exhibition featured works of two award-winning, renowned artists who are married to each other: Charles Movalli and Dale Ratcliff of Gloucester, MA.
Charles Movalli has a BA from Clark University and a PhD from the University of Connecticut. He has painted and written about art for over thirty-five years. He belongs to the North Shore Arts Association, the Rockport Art Association, The Guild of Boston Artists, Academic Artists, Hudson Valley Art Association, and the New England Watercolor Society. Although he works primarily in acrylic, he is also a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America. He has received Life Achievement Awards from the Oil Painters of America (1991), Rockport Art Association (1999), and Hudson Valley Art Association (2002). He has judged shows all over the United States and has lectured and demonstrated for over a hundred different art organizations. He has also conducted painting workshops in 24 states, Bermuda, Mexico, Canada, England, France, and Switzerland. He is listed in Who's Who in American Art.
Dale Ratcliff is a well-known, award-winning, plein-air landscape painter from Gloucester. Her fresh and colorful paintings which reflect the free yet representational style of the Rockport School are characterized by lively brushwork and strong design. She especially enjoys the challenge of plein-air work, trying to catch the fleeting effects of light, shadow, form, and texture. Dale is a graduate of the University of Maine and returns to Maine frequently on painting trips. She belongs to several art organizations including the Rockport Art Association and the Hudson River Art Association, she is a teacher of outdoor classes and workshops, and also demonstrates and judges for art groups. She served on the Board of Directors of North Shore Arts Association, and she is represented by galleries in New England, Indiana, and California. Her artwork is found in public and private collections worldwide.
Dale is known for her rocky seascapes, winter snowscapes as well as pastoral farm scenes. The power of the water in her seascapes is almost audible, the movement realistic and the eternal conflict between land and sea is palatable.

 

Charles Movalli
"Essex Winter"
acrylic, 36"x36"

 

Charles Movalli
"In Port"
acrylic, 16"x20",
SOLD

 

Charles Movalli
"Mid Winter"
acrylic, 16"x20"

 

Charles Movalli
"Summer"
acrylic, 20"x24"

 

Charles Movalli
"The Boatyard"
acrylic, 20"x24"

 

Charles Movalli
"The Marina"
acrylic, 20"x24"

 

Charles Movalli
"Seagulls"
acrylic, 16"x20"

 

Dale Ratcliff
"Acadia Surf"
acrylic, 30"x40"

 

Dale Ratcliff
"Rolling In"
acrylic, 20"x24"

 

Dale Ratcliff
"Cauldron"
acrylic, 24"x36"

 

Dale Ratcliff
"Clearing Skies"
acrylic, 24"x36"

 

Dale Ratcliff
"Grey Day"
acrylic, 24"x36"

 

Dale Ratcliff
"Distant Sun"
acrylic, 8"x10"

 

Dale Ratcliff
"Heavy Seas"
acrylic, 8"x10"

 

Dale Ratcliff
"Lobsterboat"
acrylic, 8"x10"

 

Dale Ratcliff
"Motorboats"
acrylic, 8"x10"


Dale Ratcliff
"Riding the Wave"
acrylic, 8"x10"

 

Dale Ratcliff
"White Water"
acrylic, 8"x10"

 

   

Dale Ratcliff
"Finale"
acrylic, 16"x20"