J. Russell Jinishian Gallery at Fairfield specializes in art

[…] if you have a particular affinity for the ocean and the history of the ships that have sailed this, a trip to the museum-quality gallery is like stepping right into one of the wonderful sailing novels of “Master and Commander” author Patrick O’Brian. The gallery operator says fine maritime art’s creation is the province of a group of specialists that have honed their abilities over several decades of analyzing the marine and craft. The item is listed at $350,000. Due to the reputation He’s grown in Fairfield, and before that as manager of the Mystic Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum, Jinishian has a stable of the fine musicians working in the Area, including Don Demers, Tim Thompson and Stratford painter Christopher Blossom. “It is understanding you collect time — time around the water, having a sense of how things seem, in addition to all of the historical stuff,” the artist says, that he was attracted to the genre as a kid from reading C.S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower sea stories and then getting to know the prestigious British marine artist John Stobart, that was a buddy of his father.

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