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
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 spottin
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 orde
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
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.
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