"Sapper" by Thomas Doyle in the Gallery at D. Thomas Fine Miniatures

Drop by the Gallery at D. Thomas Fine Miniatures and view "Sapper," which is recent work by contemporary artist Thomas Doyle. “Sapper,” a vignette in 1:87 scale, is representative of Doyle’s perspective on anxiety, fear and isolation in the domestic and family dynamic. Mr. Doyle creates highly stylized and intricate narratives with psychological implications through small scale, mixed media environments and miniature settings in 1:87-inch scale or smaller. His vignettes often focus on suburban life, portrayals of the classic American Dream home juxtaposed with the interaction of man versus the forces of nature, the contemporary struggle of man against man, and man against his own personal fe

Anxiety, Isolation and the Tunnel Vision Offered by Miniature Art: Thomas Doyle

As a child I remember our family piling into the car for a Sunday afternoon drive. My father would select a picturesque route that would take us to an out-of-the-way neighborhood or town different from ours to show us another way of life. I enjoyed looking at houses situated on unusual plots of land, those with elaborate landscaping, or the occasional house with an overgrown lawn, missing shutter or something that just seemed out of character from the setting. I liked spotting various small details; a glimpse of a swimming pool, garden shed or cupola, the backlights of a car in the garage, or a dog running around the backyard. At dusk I loved observing the movement from within these homes as

Metal Sculpting Workshop with Ron Stetkewicz on Sunday, May 22, 2016

Join us on Sunday, May 22nd from 10am-3pm for a special workshop led by the very talented Ron Stetkewicz. We’ll be learning brass smithing techniques and point soldering using a butane torch to craft a 1:12th scale sea life sculpture pinned to carved and whittled driftwood. Choose from dolphin, whale, shark, manatee or seahorse. While this is an adult workshop for students at all levels, it is recommended that you be comfortable using a butane torch and a hand Dremmel in order to fully enjoy the experience. We encourage you to bring your own torch and Dremmel as there will be limited number of these tools available to share and work with. Be sure to bring a dust mask, eye protection, magnifi

Pickles & Egg Cream: A "Bisl" Glimpse of Old Manhattan

How may of us in 2016 are fortunate enough to remember the sights, sounds, aromas and tastes of the noisy streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side; that old world famous for it’s small shops with sidewalk displays and pushcarts laden with everything from socks and shamatteh, pickles and penny candy? As a child it was far from the manicured streets of midtown Manhattan and world away from my native Queens, but always a special treat to accompany my Aunt Sissy on one of her trips to “look around for a few this and thats.” On one of these may trips I had my first taste of a garlicky sour dill pickle hand-picked from a wooden barrel filled with murky brine, cellophane-wrapped halvah from a huge cu

Readings from The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton at D. Thomas Fine Miniatures Friday April 8, 2016 6-

We are thrilled to be part of the annual, village-wide event to celebrate the literary world for Words-on-Hudson on Friday, April 8th from 6-8pm. Local shops and venues will be hosting live performances and related activities around the spoken word. We're so pleased that radio host, local resident and miniature enthusiast, J.J. Kennedy will be on hand for readings from the very popular Jessie Burton novel: The Miniaturist. Readings are twice an hour 6:10, 6:40, 7:10 and 7:40. We hope you can join us for a very special evening in the shop! Overview Featured on Barnes & Nobel: Set in seventeenth century Amsterdam—a city ruled by glittering wealth and oppressive religion—a masterful debut steep

If the Creek Don't Rise: Thomas Doyle Solo Exhibition, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers NY

Infinite Regress Mixed Media, 2015 We are living in the Age of Anxiety. From threats of terrorism to global warming, we experience gnawing fear for our country, our culture, even our planet. Our longing for order and control is palpable. Reflecting this unease, Thomas Doyle shows us perfect worlds about to be unhinged by disaster. His miniatures lure us with their charm but looking closely we see the fragility of their secure and bolstered life. Thomas Doyle draws the title of this exhibition, If the creek don’t rise, from the 19th- century expression, “if the good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise,” that is, God and Nature control our fate, whatever plans we make. The Culminating Poin

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