Rett Sturman (76) lives just over the Stowe town line in an area colloquially known as Mud City, yet there’s nothing muddy about his view of Vermont. Ever since the days of the Hudson River School, when Sanford Robinson Gifford trekked to Lamoille County to paint an idealized view of Mt. Mansfield, landscapes have been an artistic staple of the Green Mountain State. Sturman’s are among the very best. Crisp portrayals of light dominate his beautifully composed realist works. His canvasses are as precise as photorealism, yet unaided by any mechanical tricks.
Sturman’s aims are modest: “I am very interested in what I see. Certain things become magical because of the light, and I feel compelled to try to put them down.”
Robert Paul Galleries is proud to show the work of American artist Rett Sturman.