Louis A. Guarnaccia American b. 1958

Artist’s CV


  • Continues teaching comprehensive maritime painting workshop for the Artists’ Association on Nantucket.


  • Maritime paintings included in 3rd annual “Important Maritime Paintings” exhibition at Cavalier Galleries.
  • Teaches the first comprehensive maritime painting workshop, created at the request of the association for some of Nantucket’s more advanced artists, for the Artists’ Association on Nantucket.


  • Maritime paintings included in 2nd annual “Important Maritime Paintings” exhibition at Cavalier Galleries.
  • Paintings featured in Cape Cod Art, A Guide to Art of Cape Cod & the Islands.
  • Taught painting workshops for Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts (NIDSA).
  • Painting trips undertaken in New York, Maine & Vermont.
  • Commissioned to paint a yacht portrait of “Freesia”, the largest Hinckley sailboat in the world on which the King and Queen of Denmark have spent much time.
  • Maritime paintings featured in an article in Fine Art Connoisseur along with other prestigious maritime paintings by masters such as Montague Dawson, James Edward Buttersworth and John Stobart.


  • Gains representation at The Harrison Gallery in Williamstown, MA and at the Beacon Fine Arts Gallery in Red Bank, NJ.
  • Exhibits nine paintings in a group show entitled “The American Landscape” at the Harrison gallery.
  • Undertakes a landscape-painting excursion along the coast of Maine and into the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
  • Included in a maritime exhibit at Cavalier Gallery on Nantucket where his work is being exhibited with maritime masters such as Buttersworth, Moran and Dawson.


  • Continues landscape, seascape, Yacht and Super Yacht portraiture.
  • Group show at Tilting at Windmills Gallery celebrating their 40th anniversary where nine artists are gathered to share their painting experience and ideas.
  • Chosen for an international painting exhibition in Amsterdam to represent prominent American Landscape Painting today.
  • Interviewed on Plum TV’s “The Masters”. The interview is picked up nationally and viewed in The Hamptons, Telluride, Vail, Miami Beach, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
  • Interviewed live on Plum TV for Nantucket’s famous Race Week.
  • Four paintings exhibited for an auction to benefit Nantucket Community Sailing.


  • Two-man show with Jerald Lubeck at Tilting at Windmills Gallery in Manchester, VT.
  • Starts work on paintings for the interior of Super Yacht, Big Zip. The Salon painting measured 3′ x 9′ in length.
  • Solo-show, The Essence of Essex, at the Left Bank Gallery in Essex.
  • Undertakes a 3-week painting/sailing trip from Lake Champlain down the historic Hudson River.
  • Travels to see Big Zip which is featured at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. There, Louis meets with yacht and interior designers.
  • Paintings featured in the movie “We the Peeples”


  • Undertakes painting trips to Connecticut, Vermont, White Mountains and Maine.


  • Two-man show with_Jerold Lubeck at Tilting at Windmills Gallery in Manchester, VT.
  • Cavalier gallery hosts VIP party for Nantucket Community Sailing at the start of Race Week on Nantucket. Event coincides with a solo-show of Louis’ paintings of the Famous Opera House Cup Race.
  • Undertakes two painting trips to middle Vermont and the White Mountains and schedules more trips to the same areas for winter work.


  • Wins Richard Ochs SCNY Award for outstanding work in the Fall Salmagundi Club Art Exhibition for his painting of “Last Light, Cape Cod”.
  • Chosen by the Salmagundi Club President to represent American landscape painting at the Saatchi Gallery website in London.
  • Selected as one of 20 artists for a special exhibition celebrating Cavalier Galleries 20th anniversary.
  • Selected by Cavalier Gallery for a special maritime exhibit entitled “Of the Sea” at Cavalier Galleries in Greenwich, CT.
  • Solo show at Cavalier Galleries in Nantucket.
  • Four Group shows: July – New Hampshire Colonies; August – Monhegan Island; August – New Hampshire Sea Coast; and November – the White Mountains.
  • Solo show featuring New England Landscapes at Tilting at Windmills Gallery in Manchester, VT in February.
  • Artworks currently being exhibited in New Hampshire state capitol in Concord.


  • Maritime painting featured in June issue of American Art Collector magazine.
  • Maritime paintings selected for publication in a full color, hardcover book by Blue Tree Publishing, Portsmouth, NH, to be released in 2008.
  • Interviewed on Plum TV and Nantucket TV to talk about his approach to painting and his up-coming show on Nantucket.
  • One of 20 American Landscape painters selected to be exhibited and published in a book and exhibition of the same name: Visions in Granite, an exhibit of historic landscape paintings covering 200 years of painting in the White Mountains.
  • Artworks chosen for the Isle of Shoals show in Portsmouth, NH and included in a second hardcover book.
  • Traveled to Monhegan Island to paint for upcoming show and a 3rd book of Monhegan and its artists.
  • Winter painting trip in the White Mountains.
  • Gains representation at The Banks Gallery in both Portsmouth and New London New Hampshire.


  • Receives the Thomas Moran SCNY Award for outstanding work at the Salmagundi Club, NYC.
  • Juried into the National small works group show sponsored by Cavalier Galleries in NYC.
  • Solo Exhibition of new maritime works entitled “Dancing on the Water” at Cavalier Galleries on Nantucket.
  • Painting of prestigious Opera House Cup Race at Nantucket is reproduced as a poster to promote the Opera House Cup Regatta.
  • Honored with a special exhibit of his Opera House Cup paintings for O.H.C. V.I.P’s and sponsor private party on Nantucket.


  • Teaches life drawing, painting critique, and a 3-day figure-painting workshop for Sharon Arts in Sharon, NH.
  • Chosen by Cape Cod Life to represent Nantucket in their Annual Art Guide to Cape Cod and the Islands.
  • Featured portrait painter in Nantucket’s Inquirer and Mirror.
  • Solo exhibition entitled “The Spirit of Sailing” at the Cavalier Gallery on Nantucket, MA, featuring recent maritime works.
  • Four-person group show at the Page Waterman gallery in Wellesley, MA.
  • Promoted to the rank of 5th Dan (degree) Black Belt in the martial art of Aikido.
  • Receives the Henry O’Conner SCNY Award for outstanding work from the Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.
  • Gains publicity and positive art reviews in publications such as N Magazine, Nantucket Magazine, Yesterday’s Island, Plum TV, Nantucket TV and Inquirer Mirror.


  • Gains representation at Tilting at Windmills Gallery in Manchester Center, VT.
  • Teaches life drawing and classic portrait painting for the Artists’ Association of Nantucket.
  • Commissioned works continue of landscapes, yachts and portraiture.
  • Receives high honors at the annual Salmagundi “Thumb Box” exhibition in NYC.
  • Solo exhibition at Cavalier Galleries on Nantucket.


  • Teaches life drawing at The Space, Nantucket, MA, and teaches the first classical portrait painting class in the history of the Artists’ Association of Nantucket, MA.
  • Solo exhibition at Sharon Arts at Peterborough, NH.
  • Solo exhibition at Cavalier Galleries on Nantucket.


  • Voted to Board of Directors of the Artists’ Assoc. of Nantucket, MA.
  • Gains representation at Sharon Arts Gallery in Peterborough, NH, Cavalier Galleries on Nantucket, MA and Greenwich, CT.
  • Voted into membership at the Salmagundi Club, NYC.
  • Takes fourth place in the Landscape Painting category (30,000 entries) in Artists’ Magazine national competition.
  • Solo exhibition at Cavalier Galleries on Nantucket.


  • Solo exhibition featuring 20 Nantucket landscapes & maritime at Sailor’s Valentine Gallery, Nantucket, MA.


  • Finalist in the portrait category (26,000 entries) in Artists’ Magazine national competition.


  • Returns to representational painting (landscape & portraiture).


  • International Group exhibition of abstract series at Art 54 in SoHo, NY.


  • Solo exhibition of abstract series at John F. Kennedy Airport, NY, Japan Airlines VIP Lounge.


  • Solo exhibition of abstract series at South Wharf Gallery, Nantucket, MA.


  • Solo exhibition featuring 36 abstract works at the Webb Gallery, Hamden, CT.


  • Solo exhibition of 46 works of Greece, Spain, and Russia series at the Arts Place Gallery, Naugatuck, CT.


  • Three works juried in an exhibit at the Museum of Arts Science & Industry, Bridgeport, CT.


  • Executes portrait of Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, which is unveiled at the Olympic Hotel, Moscow, USSR, and presents portrait to Soviet officials appointed by Premier Gorbachev at the Kremlin.


  • American Society of Marine Artists
  • Portrait Society of America
  • Salmagundi Club, NYC
  • Artist Association of Nantucket, MA


  • Visions in Granite, 200 Years in Painting the White Mountains
  • Island Light the Isle of Shoals
  • Island Light, Paintings of Monhegan Island
  • New Hampshire Summer Colonies
  • Visions in Granite #2

Magazine/Newspaper/Publications/TV Interviews

  • American Art Collector
  • The Artists” Magazine
  • Off Shore Magazine
  • Portland Magazine
  • Stratton Magazine
  • Life Styles Magazine
  • Cape Cod Life Magazine
  • N Magazine
  • Nantucket Magazine
  • The Portsmith Herald
  • The (Portsmith) Wire
  • Rennaisance Magazine
  • Mysteries Magazine
  • Iquierre and Mirror
  • Yesterday’s Island
  • Inflight Magazine
  • Cape Cod Art, a Guide to on Cape Cod and the Islands


  • Plum TV
  • Nantucket TV
  • Date Line NBC