MIKEL WINTERMANTEL, C.M.
Luminous Paintings

I am an artist schooled in tradition and raised in a modern world. I have been able to cross the advancement in modern materials and tools with my deep respect for old world methods. Through years of exploration my method and materials have become almost transparent in the creation process. I strive to keep my vision fresh in each painting. I keep my palette simple by sticking with pigments that work well together. I paint layer by layer scumbling in color in thin, transparent washes at first then working to final details in rich opaque paints. The multiple layers of color marry into a luminous display of color, light and atmosphere. I begin a painting in an almost frantic fashion. I try to establish the overall feel of the piece in the first moments the paint meets the surface. As it develops with each successive layer of paint, I make adjustments as needed pondering the mission of the work. My attention to detail becomes more focused as the painting nears completion, avoiding overwork at all costs.

My work is inspired by the Luminist Artists of The Hudson River School. I am most drawn to the deeply filtered light of dawn and dusk, it is then you can usually find me scanning the horizon and sky for nature's light show, making plans for another painting.

My paintings have found a home in numerous collections worldwide. I have had the pleasure of meeting many of those collectors. From that, I am at once humbled and flattered to be included in those collections, hanging alongside many of my favorite artists.

Mikel Wintermantel, C.M. - b. 1957

SELECTED DISTINCTIONS

2020-2022 Executive Director of the Tri-County Arts Council
2021 – Award of Merit, Copley Society Small Works Show -Extended – COSO
2019 – Katherine Steele Renninger Award 65th Annual NSPCA – Salmagundi Club
2016 – Gallery Award in the 7th Annual 6” Squared Exhibition
2016 – Work included in North Light Books – Acrylicworks 4
2016 – ARC Salon Finalist Landscape Category
2016 – Copley Exhibition Launch Award of Merit
2015 – Finalist in National 6” Square Painting Competition Judge: Jean Stern
2014 – Finalist Artist of the Year – 2014 SPARK Awards. Buffalo, NY
2013 – Finalist Plein Air Mag. National Salon Competition – Judge John Pence
2013 – Honorable Mention 2nd Annual Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival
2012 – Finalist in National 6” Square Painting Competition Judge: Jean Stern
2012 – Second Place 1st Annual Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival
2011 – The Alden Bryan Memorial Award for Traditional Landscape – CoSo Summer Show
2011 – Finalist in National 6” Square Painting Competition Judge: Jean Stern
2011 – Feature Article – American Artist Step by Step Magazine
2010 – 3rd Place in National 6” Square Painting Competition Judge: Jean Stern
2008 – Cover artist – 2008 Copley Patron’s Choice Exhibit

EDUCATION

SUNY at Potsdam – Star Lake Summer Program – Studied under Dr. Joseph Hildreth
Rhode Island School of Design – Studied under Lorraine Shemesh and George Pappas
Rochester Institute of Technology – BA – Printing Concentration
St. Bonaventure University Fine Arts Program studied under & assisted J. Cole Young
Plein air painting trips with J. Cole Young throughout the northeast

PUBLICATIONS

Article featuring my work in American Artist, Step by Step Magazine, Watercolor Magazine,
Workshop Magazine Premier Issue, The Artist’s Magazine Paintings used by Shiva in casein
& Chroma Paint in advertisements worldwide

WORKSHOPS

2015 – Ogunquit School of Art Copper Workshop
2012 – Present TCAC Workshops
2004 – 2011 Instructing Masters Workshops at the Copley Society of Art
2009 – Newport Masters Workshops – Newport R.I. / Art of the Carolina’s

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 – “Evanescent” Invitational Solo Show at the Copley Society, Boston, MA
2016 – “Recent Ruminations” – GOGA, New York, NY
2015 – “Glimmerings” – GOGA, New York, NY
2014 – Introspection, Retrospection and a New Perspective – Crary Gallery, Warren PA.
2013 – “My Journey” – GOGA, New York, NY
2012 – “Copley Master Mikel Wintermantel Paints Newport” – Isherwood Gallery, Newport, RI
2010 – “The Elements – Recent Paintings” – GOGA, New York, NY
2009 – “Copley Master Mikel Wintermantel Recent Paintings” – Isherwood Gallery, Newport, RI
2008 – “Luminist Master Mikel Wintermantel,C.M.” – Wellsville Creative Arts Center
2007 – “An Island Revisited” – Eisenhauer Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
2006 – “Luminous Paintings of Martha’s Vineyard” – Eisenhauer Gallery
2005 – “Recent Paintings” -A.R.A. Gallery, So. Hamilton, MA
2004 – “Real Atmosphere” -Invitational Solo Show at the Copley Society of Art
2003 – “A Luminist’s World” -A.R.A. Gallery, So. Hamilton, MA.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 – “Luminous Landscapes” – Weeks Gallery, Jamestown, NY
2019 – “Thomas Paquette & Mikel Wintermantel – The Enduring Landscape” – Tri-County Arts Council, Olean, NY
2019 – “Copley Masters Exhibition” – Copley Society, Boston, MA
2019 – “Rural Rhythm” Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville, NY
2019 – “Land & Light & Water & Air” Bryan Memorial Gallery – Jeffersonville, VT
2019 – 1st Annual Landscape Today – America’s Leading Landscape Artists – Harrison Center, Indianapolis, IN
2017 – Gallery Gala – Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
2016 – 75th Regional Exhibition – Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
2016 – Todd Bonita Gallery – Group Show
2016 – Eric Laffer Gallery – “Nature Nurture” Group Show
2012 – Recent Works – Gail Rodney / Mikel Wintermantel GOGA NY
2011 – Boston Guild of Artists Annual Regional Representational Competition, Boston, MA
2011 – Coso Summer Members Show – Copley Society
2010 – NSPCA 57th Annual Exhibit – Salmagundi Club, NY
2010 – Boston Guild of Artists Annual Regional Representational Competition, Boston, MA
2009 – Boston Guild of Artists Annual Regional Representational Competition, Boston, MA
2009 – GOGA Group – GOGA Gallery, NY, NY
2009 – NSPCA 56th Annual Exhibit – Salmagundi Club, NY
2009 – Patrons Choice Show – Copley Society
2008 – Copley Masters Celebrate the Harvard Centennial – Harvard Club
2008 – Patrons Choice Show – City Escapes – Copley Society
2007 – Small Works N.A. – Greenwich Workshop Gallery Fairfield, CT
2007 – Project Adventure Art Auction, Beverly, MA
2007 – NSPCA 54th Annual Exhibit – Salmagundi Club, NY
2007 – Patrons Choice Show – Copley Society
2006 – Copley Society Fall members show
2006 – Project Adventure Art Auction, Beverly, MA
2006 – Patrons Choice Show – Copley Society
2006 – NSPCA 53rd Annual Exhibit
2005 – Boston International Fine Art Show
2005 – Project Adventure Art Auction, Beverly, MA
2005 – NSPCA 52nd Annual Exhibit
2005 – “Reflections of Light” -2 man show Erlich Gallery, Marblehead, MA
2005 – Copley Artists Members Show
2005 – Copley Spring Members Show
2005 – Carlisle House for This Old House
2004 – Project Adventure Art Auction, Beverly, MA
2004 – 2 works chosen for display by the MA Governor’s office
2004 – NSPCA 51st Annual Exhibit, Salmagundi Club, NY
2003 – Copley 125th celebration
2003 – Project Adventure Art Auction, Beverly, MA
2003 – Copley Society Fall members show
2003 – New members show Copley Society
2003 – 2 man show Shomburg Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2003 – Copley Society Spring members show
2002 – Small Gems show A.R.A. Gallery, So Hamilton, MA
2002 – Copley Society Fall members show21o