I am a self taught artist raised in Marblehead, Massachusetts which is a beautiful town on the North Shore of Boston. It is a town rich in history, traditions, with a wonderful harbor full of hundreds of boats and great architecture along the many twisting streets.  This greatly influenced me in capturing it all through my drawings and paintings with a style of looking "old".

In 1966 I moved to the small nearby town of Essex, well known for it's ship building era, antique shops and of course clams. There I opened a shop among the antique shops of Burnham's Corner, naming "The Yankee House" and specializing in tavern signs, paintings on wood, decorated furniture and mural paintings. After several years, I changed the name to Christopher Gurshin.

In 1972 I moved to Newburyport, a town also rich in history and examples of the reflections of the past in it's architecture. I move to Glastonbury, Connecticut in 2003, where my wife Janice and I live in a 1770 cape next to the Old Cider Mill on Main Street. I welcome visitors and collectors to my gallery/studio post and beam barn.

Throughout this time I have developed a distinctive, well recognized style of painting Old New England. My style can be thought of as Folk Art, and can be found in many examples of my work. There are paintings on canvas, wood boxes, pine houses of all sizes, decorated old painted tin, prints, cards, pencil drawings, decorated furniture and mural painting. I also paint in Traditional and Americana styles.

I have had commissions from many individual collectors, several museums and even the White House on a few occasions. My work can also be viewed and purchased at American Artists. I look forward to your visiting sometime! It is best to first call ahead at 860.633.7707.

Christopher Gurshin in the studio

1313 Main Street, near the Old Cider Mill, Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033
info@christophergurshin.com    860.633.7707

Christopher Gurshin