Bertil Whyman

Bertil Whyman, 'Monhegan and Manana'

Bertil Whyman, Monhegan and Manana, acrylic on linen, 16″ x 24″, signed lower left.

As a marine artist, and equally adept in acrylics and watercolor, Whyman’s boats are accurately drawn, down to the rigging. The boats have heft and move in the seas, not on them. He is a master of water reflections. Whether calm or mountainous, his oceans remind one of Conrad’s descriptions.

Whyman is a self-taught artist, a particular friend of the work of Vermeer, Manet, Homer, and Sargent. A member of the American Society of Marine Artists, he was twice selected artist at the Johnson Studio School in Johnson, Vermont, and has painted professionally on the East Coast from Maine to the Bahamas since 1983.

Bertil Whyman, 'Local Knowledge'

Bertil Whyman, Local Knowledge, acrylic on board, 12″ x 18″, signed lower left.

Among other venues, Whyman’s one person ahows have included Salisbury State University in Maryland, Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester and the Woodstock Gallery of Art and Design, Vermont, Massachusetts House in Lincolnville, Maine, and the British-0American Headquarters in Nassau, the Bahamas.

Bertil Whyman, 'Down by the Lee'

Bertil Whyman, Down by the Lee, acrylic on panel, 15 ¾″ x 19 ¾″, signed lower right.

His marine paintings have been shown in juried group exhibitions at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine, the Annapolis Marine Art Gallery in Maryland, and the Maine Boatbuilders Show in Portland, Maine.

Bertil Whyman, 'Battened Down'

Bertil Whyman, Battened Down, acrylic on linen, 11 ¼″ x 16″, signed lower right.