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About John Quinlan Fine Art

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I understand the concerns that a prospective buyer may have when purchasing artwork online. While there is no substitute for seeing a painting in person, I strive to provide detailed photographs and descriptions of each painting with accurate color representation and to provide thorough and honest condition reports. I am happy to answer any questions you may have and will gladly take more photographs on request. I want you to be very pleased with your purchase and to that end I stand behind every item I offer for sale and if you are unhappy for any reason I will be happy to facilitate returning the item via the Rubylane Return Policy. All of my items are professionally packed and shipped to you fully insured and free of charge.

About Us

As a young person I had a keen interest in drawing. Later, I turned my attention to painting, and my appreciation for fine art grew and matured during my 11 years working for an art and antiques auction house on Cape Cod. I gained valuable experience and insight working with the auctioneer daily and interacting with dealers and retail buyers. During that time, I taught myself to paint, researching at local libraries and studying the lives and working techniques of artists whose work I admired. Subsequent to that, I worked as a manager in protective and visitor services for 18 years at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Being exposed to that institution's fine collections on a daily basis was a thoroughly enjoyable and educational experience for me. I made many friendships while at the MFA and met some wonderful people there, including my wife. In my private time, I have always enjoyed going to yard sales, estate sales and auctions, searching for paintings that catch my eye.

The paintings I enjoy and offer for sale are representational - including still life, landscape, marine, portrait and genre scenes, generally from about the mid-19th century to today. Being from New England, I am drawn to works of this region but not exclusively. I have great admiration for the work of the American Impressionists and today's painters who continue the tradition of Classical Realism and painting en plein air. I am a big fan of color and good design. Ultimately, I buy what I like and I hope that you will like the paintings I offer here. I also strive not to forget the remarkable people who created these paintings and to tell their stories to the best of my ability. I also enjoy highlighting the occasional underappreciated or forgotten painter and presenting their work with a fresh view.
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