Newport, RI’s Best Source for Fine Art Photography & Contemporary Work from Local Artists

Alexander Nesbitt's work at Blink Gallery
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interior of Blink Gallery during Mini Art Show 2015
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Currently on View at Blink:

Photography by Alexander Nesbitt

Akin to the “permanent collection” the main body of work at Blink Gallery is from Newport photographer Alexander Nesbitt. Nesbitt is a maker with many skills exhibiting a unique kind of hand-coated, self made metal print along with his ever popular plywood-mounted photo blocks, as well as archival limited edition prints.  All printed by the artist in his Newport studio.

New to the collection are images printed in startling clarity on the newest metal print process. The power of photography has always been in freezing time allowing us to eternally contemplate the captured moment. New cameras and print processes have only increased this power with a sense of reality in prints that is so expansive one can feel an almost geological sense of frozen time and it’s accompanying awe. There are new prints in this theme of both Newport and evocative world travel scenes.

Summer Show featuring seascape paintings by R.Michael Carr and Catherine Haynes

The Summer Art Show represents our first time hosting R.Michael Carr at Blink Gallery and we are thrilled to share his work with you. A true local, Michael was raised in Newport and is a graduate of Providence College. He has been a working artist for 32 years and professionally painting for the last 8 years. His body of work is both energetic and well crafted.

Catherine Haynes first showed at Blink in 2015 and we are excited to be hosting her again. Catherine has been painting since she was just 6 years old and has studied at Cape Cod School of Art as well as RISD and Worcester Art Museum. She has also taught pastel workshops in Italy. Catherine works wonders in pastel and oil paint, her collection is lively and vibrant.

Our Artists

Savvy travel photography

Our collection includes Newport, RI and savvy travel fine art photography by the award-winning Newport photographer Alexander Nesbitt, paintings by Kimberly Petersen, and Rupert Nesbitt, ceramics by David Allyn, saltwater botanical prints by Mary Jameson, and the original Carbon fiber jewelry by Diana Hall.

About the Gallery

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Blink Gallery is now located at 478 Thames St., in the “Courtyard on Thames” in downtown Newport. Our local art gallery is in the heart of downtown Newport in the Lower Thames Street shopping area, next to Duris Studios and, near many amazing restaurants like Bouchard, the Revolving Door, and Stoneacre Pantry. Voted “Best Gallery” by the readers of Newport Life Magazine 4 years running, it’s a Newport arts destination and a great thing to do downtown.

Shop Fine Art Photography and Jewelry

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Fine art prints of Newport, RI photography, travel photography, handmade photo blocks, and jewelry are all online here. Order online for fine art prints and great gift ideas.