We are honored to present Benjamin Lussier: Prouts Neck and Monhegan as Moss Galleries inaugural online viewing room, while the physical exhibition at our gallery has been postponed due to the current crisis. We look forward to welcoming you to visit out Falmouth, Maine gallery to view these beautiful pieces in person. Until then, we invite you to explore this unique virtual presentation of new works by up-in-coming artist Benjamin Lussier as he dipicts the exquisit Maine landscapes of our own, Monhegan Island and a few other places that hold special meaning to him.
Benjamin Lussier is a landscape painter currently based in Southern Maine. Lussier discovered his love for painting at an early age through the influence of his father, who provided instruction in the basics of value, color, and composition throughout childhood and adolescence. A native of New England, Lussier draws on his love of rural landscape for his choice of subject matter and is especially inspired by coastal and maritime imagery.
Lussier shows promising talent very early in his career. He has exhibited in numerous nationally juried exhibitions and plein air events. His paintings have been honored with multiple awards from the Salmagundi Club in New York City. Lussier’s work is available through Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor, New York; Elizabeth Moss Galleries in Falmouth, Maine; and the Lupine Gallery in Monhegan, Maine.
The artist on scene
As a plein air painter, I choose to make my studio out in the world because I revel in the opportunity to serve as a witness to the visible being of things. As I am continually in thrall to the unexpected nuances of the landscapes which I paint, the most rewarding experiences I can have as a painter are those moments when I am surprised by my own work. There is nothing more exciting than getting home after a long plein air session, hanging up a fresh painting and realizing: Oh! I didn’t know it looked that way! I sincerely hope that my work invokes in others a similar sense of wonder at the world, and at the privilege of our participation as witnesses to its miraculous unfolding.
Ben Lussier Paints En Plein Air