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
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