American Art

Snow in New York, the Contemporary Version

Since my post about Guy C. Wiggins, I have started discovering snowy New York cityscapes by other painters. Here are two contemporary artists who share Wiggins’s love of New York in the wintertime:

Mark Daly (b. 1956) describes himself is an American Impressionist. He primarily paints landscapes set throughout the country and sometimes overseas as well. His series “Patriotic New York City” features New York City landmarks adorned with American flags, often with heavy snowfall suggested by vigorous brushwork and thick expanses of white paint. The Cincinnati Art Gallery will be hosting a one-man show for Daly in May. You can visit his website to learn more about him and see photographs of his work.

Mary Daly, “Old Trinity Church in Snow”, oil, 20″x16″. Photo from
Mark Daly, “Flags, Rockefeller Center”, oil, 12″x9″. Photo from

Michael Budden paints in a more realistic style than Wiggins or Daly, but his subject matter and composition have much in common with that of both those other men. Like Daly, he paints landscapes and marine paintings in a variety of locations. According to his website, Budden is most interested in lighting effects, and he has depicted New York City in a variety of seasons, weather conditions, times or day, and lighting situations – all to dynamic effect. He also frequently paints scenes of billboards on Broadway, Radio City Music Hall, and other popular tourist attractions in the city. Some of his works include American flags as well. Visit Budden’s website here.

Michael Budden, “Winter on Fifth, Public Library”, oil on hand-made canvas, 8″x10″. Photo from
Michael Budden, “Winter Elegance at the Plaza”, oil on hand-made canvas, 8″x10″. Photo from

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