Artist Vincent Crotty
Vincent Crotty is an Irish-born artist living in Boston. Regarded for his landscape and figurative paintings, Vincent explores the places and faces of both Atlantic coasts as his primary subject matter. Working with oils, he paints with rugged textures and vigorous brushstrokes, balanced by sensitive colour. His paintings reveal a remarkable understanding of light, and with this ability, Vincent transforms everyday subject matter into images that are memorable and moving.
Painting from life as often as he can, Vincent’s plein air approach creates a feeling of spontaneity and ease in his work. His paintings tell a story, convey vivid moods, and depict an immediate sense of place and time. His paintings of Boston and New England towns celebrate the often-overlooked, gritty corners of urban American life. In Ireland, he captures the silvery gleam of wet galvanized roofs, and bursts of winter sunshine illuminating the wild landscape. With a style that is loose and fresh, he works from intuition and inspiration, expressing a highly individual vision in contemporary representational painting.
Vincent has exhibited paintings in over 40 one-man shows and dozens of group exhibits. In addition to a great number of awards his work can be found in the collections of the Irish Cultural Centre of New England and Burns Library, Boston College.