Paintings by Jules

Landscapes, seascapes and memorable images of situations from the past...and scenes here in the present.
A very warm welcome to the website of Jules D. Burgevin, PhD, American figurative and abstract painter. You will discover his unique paintings—combining styles of Expressionism, plein air, and the artist’s approach to conceptual visualization—are contemporary scenes of personal events and situations from the past and the present. Many are recreations of the beauty in the Natural world, including scenes from his beloved second homeland, Prince Edward Island. Some capture the transformative nature of life. Other paintings are expressions of happiness, joy, and kindness.

Contact Jules

e-mail: doctorjules34@gmail

P.O. Box 268,
Trumansburg, N.Y. 14886

Please feel free to contact Jules about purchasing a painting on this site or to ask him to create a painting or two for you. He enjoys working collaboratively with his patrons. You may want to invite him to create a painting—as a special gift—for someone you love. It could be a surprise.
Paintings for Sale

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Union Pacific

This is an oil painting of Engine 833 moving west out of Omaha. These powerful 800 series 4-8-4 Northerns----some with 80" driving wheels-----were one of the greatest engines made for the Union Pacific Railroad. Most of these steam locomotives saw their final days of moving freight trains by the late 1950s and by the mid-1960s almost all of them had been brought to the torches---- and were cut into scrap metal. Thus a whole era of steam powered engines passed into oblivion. 24 x 36 oil on canvas. 1985. $1000-$1500
Apologies to Gidget

. . . for the Nuclear Age ------is the title of this oil on canvas which depicts the lightness and happiness of a child's view of life----on the left side of the painting, with the soft colours----the rainbow image in the sky----in contrast with the nuclear warheads on the right side of the painting. An apology to children everywhere for the nuclear warheads waiting. . . which we have not yet removed (1945----2020) from our Living Earth. 24 x 36 oil on canvas. 1945-2021. $1000-$1500
Frank Curtis Farm Fire

This oil on canvas------depicts a scene------from the reality of Dutchess County, New York State-----on July 4, 1950. The painting was completed in 1986 but the memory of the event is there----telling its story. A fire in the old farm house of the Curtiss family was noticed on the hot sunny afternoon of July 4-----with several fire companies from surrounding villages being dispatched. The fire trucks and firemen had been at July 4th celebrations----and were in no condition to extinguish a working house fire as the painting depicts. 24 x 36 oil on canvas. 1985. Special Pricing! Ask me.
An Ode to Kurt Vonnegut

The most complex and wonderful book that Vonnegut wrote was God Bless You Mr. Rosewater. The theme is how people accept responsibility for what they do in life. The main character, Elliot Rosewater was an eccentric millionaire, chair of the Rosewater Foundation-----who accidentally shot and killed two firefighters, his favorite people, while fighting in WW II. Home from the war, he became a totally giving, loving, helping man-----in his life-----particularly giving to firefighters and fire departments and others less fortunate. In the book he describes how many people could become selfish, self centered-----seeking their own "enlightened self interest." One could tell the selfish people because they would run up the pirate flag-----the "jolly roger." This painting is a portrait of people flying their jolly roger flags with inscriptions: "the hell with you, I've got mine;" "I'm looking our for number one;" "go for it and get it" . . . . 24 x 36 oil on canvas. 1985. $1500-$2000
Projection # 1 - An April Ode for the Children.

Projection # 2 - An April Ode for the Children

Projection # 3 - An April Ode for the Children

In the spring of 1985, the artists in the Burgevin Family (6 artists) were invited to present their art work at the Handwerker Gallery on the first floor of the Main Library at Ithaca College. These three "Odes for the Children" were created in the time before this Art Show. Each of the Odes have within them many imaginary faces of many different creatures------and if you were young, if you were a child, you could easily be drawn into the fascination, into the humourous, unique (some very funny) faces that are visible and hidden within each of these paintings. In fact one could become lost in looking at who is there, who or what is that face, and who or what does that image remind you of. So, these paintings were created especially for young beings who would take time to search out a friendly chicken or a happy lion, or a funny dog that might remind you of Uncle Harry . . . . Each painting is 24 x 36 oil on canvas.
3 Paintings $1200
Single Painting $500
An Ode to ee cummings

Such an amazing poet and author. Deeply loving. This painting moves back into the piece he wrote The Enormous Room. ee cummings was an ambulance driver during "The Great War." In an unusual turn of events he was arrested. The painting depicts some of the unusual characters he met in the enormous room when he was imprisoned there for four months during WW I. The story is about the characters you can meet in life-----when you are put into an unusual situation-----a crowded situation where you do not belong. He wrote The Enormous Room after he arrived back in New York City in 1918. 24 x 34 oil on canvas. 1986. $900-$1300
A Summer Ode to Milton Acorn

Canadian poet, writer and author of plays------Milton Acorn was born in Charlottetown, (the capital of) Prince Edward Island. It is also the city where he passed into the Cosmic Energy in 1986. He had come home. He was injured at sea in WW II in a depth charge (used against submarines) explosion. And for this injury he received a life pension.

He was known as "The People's Poet." He lived a good share of his writing life in Toronto. And for a short time (1962 to 1964) he was married to the extraordinary Canadian poet and novelist Gwendoyn Macewan. Milton Acorn had a great love for Nature. He was bipolar. And during his life he became burned out with personal crisis. This painting-------depicts what one might see through the Acorn's eyes of love and pain, and beauty. 24 x 36 oil on canvas. 1992. $1500-$1800
James Joyce

28 x 18 Chalk on Cardboard. 1960. Special Pricing! Ask me.
Balanced in Black

Androgynous perhaps. Black is beautiful, as you know. It always has been and always will be. A fem symbol and a male symbol. A white egg green and a black sperm green. The green white egg on top of the green black sperm. Green is the true colour-----in Nature. In all of us. We evolved from the green, out of warm muck. When green first shown-----when one might see it from space----suddenly flowers appeared. And flowers changed the world. This change is described in Loren Eiseley's great book The Star Thrower. 22 X 28 oil on canvas. April 1985. $800-$1500

Jules, could you please come? Not to be a witness. Just to watch------because you know us and love us, know and love our kids our house, our dogs . . . . This is the final part of the separation. The real undoing. The breaking. The dividing. The leaving. The selling. Listen to the accusing. Watch the flow of tears. Come be near the end of this family. The end of the sacred relationships that have meant so much to us. So much for our two children, for our parents, for friends, some of whom will leave us. What we are doing to ourselves and to our children and to our neighbours and to our families and so many of our friends------really is a social crime, isn't it? Goodbye then to all that we were, to all that we created, at least for a time, or perhaps forever. All of our love for each other is gone. Out the window, out the doors . . . sold with the empty house. Done in the dawn. "All better, now?" All finished in the sunset. I think forever. 20 x 24 oil on canvas. 1974. $1800-$2400

In the divorce, "I am divorcing you" we go up (in smoke), we go up into new, unknown, unrecognizable forms. Dear former you. Do you want to bring pieces of the past? Floating into new relationships. Here, you take this with you after the court hearings and we settle out------divide it up------the best way we can with less love and more anger. United we stand, divided we divorce. I'm not taking that after we move the furniture out and sell the home we built. It floats up. Do you really need the vacuum cleaner? I can't take that. It's an old Electro Lux and it was your mother's. It's an antique. Do you want it or not? 18 x 20 oil on canvas. 1975. $1800-$2400
MAKING LOVE on a moonlit night
in a field of Daisies

Wonderful painting!!!! Oh My. Painted in the Summer of 1977. So warm and so beautiful an evening. At our cottage ("Birdsong Flowerlight") at Fortune Cove, West Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada, we had decided to go for a walk on the red clay road to the south. Hand in hand------stopping to kiss in the moonlight. The feelings of love, shared. We turned and walked into the field of bright white daisies filled with light and love from Mother Nature herself. 24 x 30 oil on canvas. $1500-$3000
Projection # 1

"I think I am going to have an orgasm" . . . . Surely you can remember the first orgasm you ever had. Not the one where you were making love to yourself. Which is always quite wonderful. But having an orgasm with your "love." Just the two of you. This would be your first "action" orgasm. The feeling. Or all of the feelings. Remember? Thinking, knowing what you love to do when you are "making love." "Creating love" is a better and truer way to say it. If you know what you love to do-----know what you like (or love) before you get into the creation of love making with a being whom you greatly love (they all go together) then you will understand this painting when you look at it-----carefully. As you are enjoying the touching, hands, lips, -----the playing-----the lightness of being-------you can feel what is coming-------but it is not there yet which is THE wonderfullll feeling. As you rise up into the erotic high there will be a time and place where you will feel suspended------in pure joy, in pure, constant, perpetual happiness in full expectation and full anticipation and more, please more, please let this feeling last forever and forever and ever . . . "ohhhhh not yet, but soon . . . ." 20 x 32 oil on canvas. 1977. Special Pricing! Ask me.
It Really Does Take a Village: Tremendousburg 1872 to 1972

In the village of tru . . . no one ever lies. There may be people lying outside the village limits but not inside. It truly is one of the greatest villages in the world. Over here on the west side of Cayuga Lake. The village where all helpfulness, kindness, supportive fairness prevails. The view in the painting is looking east and south from up on "Old Main Street." So one looks down the hill into the village------where Gregorie's grocery was and Muzzey's Gas Station, and Antique shops and the Rongovian Embassy sits (recently opened). Beyond over the trees are the churches one can see ---- the Presbyterian and the Methodist and beyond out into the beautiful sky. This is a beautiful painting. Framed (really lovely) 28 x 40 oil on canvas. 1974. $2000-$4000
An Ode to Ethel and Harry Davenport

They were two of our very best friends. Older than we were by 30 or more years when we came to the village in 1968. Neighbours who lived in the little house around the corner from us. The nicest people you would ever meet. Kind, gracious, very polite, friendly, welcoming, sharing with stories to tell about the village. Ethel would sit everyday in the south window of their home where she could see the goings on. And she would always wave to us when we went out for errands, for a walk or wherever. Big wave----sometimes with a handkerchief. And her husband Harry-----who spent most of this life as a carpenter-------would always welcome us when we went for a visit. "Come In---Come In" you could hear him through the closed door. And as we were leaving, after our visit------he would always say to us------"Don't forget to hurry back." And we never forgot. As they got ready to climb into the Cosmic . . . they gave us an old 19th century sampler for us to put near the back entrance way into our home: "Be welcome Friend, we are glad you came, and hope so much you feel the same." I transferred the image of the sampler on to a canvas---an oil painting: 24 x 36. April 1985. $800-$1200
JFK----DALLAS-----NOVEMBER 22, 1963

Oil on canvas painted December 1963 from a plaster mask of the President . . . . The title of the painting might have been For Abraham Zapruder. In Dallas, the city of Death. In Texas, the state of Death. Look carefully at the painting. He and Jackie, (who is in the lower left of the painting) -----have just made the turn into Dealey Plaza. Look to the right and behind. The gunmen are ready. Have taken up their stations. Waiting. Sunlight. The sun is bright in John's eyes. He is squinting. Smiling, The American Flag up to the left and behind is stretched out . . . . The grassy green is beside the road to the right. And the instant of the first bullet hole is just there---------can you see it? Oh! How we remember that day when another part of America died from gunshot wounds. Oil on canvas. Framed 2" black. Special Pricing! Ask me.
An Impression: Camping at Bear Pond, Adirondack Mountains

West of Saranac Lake-------an impressionistic painting of the special place that the Pipsissiwa Families camped in the summer months of 1962 through 1968. 18 of us. Four families. 8 adults-----and 10 children. Swimming, hiking, building campfires, canoeing around the shores of Bear Pond-----learning about Nature and about who we were then------sharing and helping each other------around the campfires--------the stories about life . . . . 1973 oil on canvas. $900-$1400
The next two paintings (1) "Red, White and Blue; Jesus, Where Are You?" (or "American Gethsemane") and (2) "War Is Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things" were created in the Spring Time of 1985 in preparation for the Burgevin Family Art Show (Judith Burgevin, sculptor, Dan Burgevin, muralist, Michael Burgevin, oil paintings, Renee Burgevin, water colors, Jules Burgevin, oil paintings, David Burgevin, photography . . .) which was hung in the Handwerker Gallery of Ithaca College.
Red, White, and Blue;
Jesus, Where Are You?

The idea for this painting came from a visual experience we had at a nunnery in Saddle River, New Jersey, where we had gone to help the Jesuit priest, Father Dan Berrigan SJ, celebrate his many years as a Jesuit. The Berrigan event was created into a colorful "circus" type celebration, very happy and full of delicious food and full of laugher. A young Jesuit priest from California came walking out of the kitchen carrying trays of food for tables. His T Shirt and the saying on it caught our eyes as he walked past: "Jesus Is Coming and Is She Pissed." The Painting: The Patriotic Crosses in Red White and Blue wait for her to appear. But she is no where to be found in the painting. Or, is she? Look carefully. She is there but not appearing in the form that you would expect. 24 x 36 oil on canvas, 1984. $1000-$1500
War Is Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things

This ode in the late 20th century has always been true in all of the time that men have brought war to peaceful places of human life, war into families, into communities, cities, into nations . . . . "War is not healthy for children and other living things" was designed by Lorraine Schneider in 1968 for a new group (Another Mother for Peace) which was formed in 1967. Out of their efforts, hundreds of thousands of cards, posters, bumper stickers . . . appeared throughout the U.S. with the flower and the words of peace. All in opposition to the Viet Nam War. This painting was created in 1985. Here in 2021, this simple statement or ode has taken on new meanings with the threat of nuclear and the possible end for millions of "other living things" the possible end of a healthy life for all children—the end of future and the end of happiness. 24 x 36 oil on canvas. Price $2,000. If you purchase this painting all of the funds will be sent to Another Mother for Peace.
The Fair Train at Hamburg, NY

Original charcoal sketch on the canvas done in summer of 1976 at the Hamburg, NY railroad stations. Jules set up between the railroad passenger station (to the right) and the freight station to the left. Painting completed in August and September 1976. To watch the Fair Train either unloading (before the Fair) or loading up (after the Fair) is a treat. Like a migration you see once a year, maybe twice. There is so much action. You have to imagine yourself in the action. Being in the middle (and sides) of all that is unfolding is really exciting beyond words. Stoney, an old dog foreman, barking out orders (he is up on the right in the painting). Many people working in a tight time frame: Rolling, lifting, guiding, waiting, watching, pulling, pushing, moving slowly then quickly, being careful all the time, knowing just what to do, all of this is fascinating to watch, and to hear. The Fair Train crew knows where to step—and it is done with laughing, calling, shouting, . . . so much color, so much cooperation, all of the action is full of love and life. 30 x 34 oil on canvas. Lovely frame—gold with a slight light blue inlay. Special Pricing! Ask me.
Water . . . and “Two special places in Nature": As I was coming to the close of my second retirement (Speaking on ‘Adjusting to Retirement' for the New York State Teachers Retirement System NYSTRS from 1994 to 2014——in the Hudson Valley, Albany, Plattsburg, Lake Placid, Alexandria Bay, Watertown, Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, Fredonia, Jamestown, Corning, Ithaca, Binghamton, . . . ) and having a wonderful time meeting thousands of public school teachers, administrators, et al) I decided to bring along charcoal and two canvases so that I could stop and sketch two places of Natural Beauty that I have known and shared and loved with our family and good friends over the years.
Big Moose Lake: Looking South

In the summer of 2014. Returning from a morning presentation in Lake Placid, N.Y. I wanted to drive south through the Adirondack Mountains and turn right in the village of Eagle Bay, N.Y. and make my way to Big Moose Lake and the special place (East Lodge) that our dear friends in the Pipsissewa (flower) Tribe owned and loved. There were 18 of us back then (8 adults and 10 children). We would canoe and birdwatch, study flowers, hike and camp in the special Natural places around the Big Moose Lake. I sat on the lawn by the Lodge and looking south and west charcoal sketched the view of Natural Beauty———water and sky and mountains. 20 x 24 unframed oil on canvas, 2020. $1500-$3000
Eighteen Mile Creek: Looking West

Sketched in the summer of 2014 while returning north from a morning presentation in Fredonia, N.Y. on Lake Erie. A very special place on the creek which is south on Pierce Avenue in Hamburg, N.Y. Patti and her friend Anne used to walk down Pierce Ave after school to be near the Eighteen Mile Creek. If you look on the right middle side of the painting you will see the outline of the Ave coming out of the trees. Patti and her friend Anne would gather acorns and grasses and sit to tell stories there on the slight hill above the Creek. I painted the Eighteen Mile Creek as they might have imagined it with many colors. In the distance the old Erie Railroad Bridge and Lake View Village and Lake Erie out of sight and further west. Painted. 20 x 24 unframed oil on canvas, 2020. $1500-$3000
Maiden Voyage:
The Flying 'A' Delaware

This oil painting on canvas board completed in the summer of 1954 is a view of the newly constructed U.S. “super” tanker built at the Newport News (Virginia) Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company moving east out of the Gulf of Mexico and into the Atlantic Ocean. The Flying A Delaware of the Tidewater Associated Oil Company was carrying Tydol Flying A Gasoline—100,000 barrels on board. Jules Burgevin was an O.S. (ordinary seaman—as documented by the U.S. Merchant Marine) on the 4 to 8 watch and was on the lookout for the appearance of Dry Tortugas Lighthouse. Dry Tortugas is the name for a small group of islands 67 miles west of Key West, Florida. At night ships moving east look for the Dry Tortugas Lighthouse on Loggerhead Key It is a ‘greater distance from the mainland than any other light in the world.’

Before the Flying A Delaware docked in Bayonne, New Jersey to unload its cargo———Jules was asked by the Boatswain Mate (head of the Deck Crew and the Engine Crew) if he would want to sign on for the next voyage and sail around the world, as the U.S. Navy had chartered the vessel for its next assignment. In doing that, Jules would miss his junior year at St. Lawrence University——and miss being with Patricia Ann Meyn also beginning her junior year. He declined the invitation to sail around the world and went on to finish his degree in May 1956. In December of that year they wed. (In 2021 Patti and Jules have been happily married for 64 years.) The choices we make and the actions we take are so important. Note: The Flying A Delaware was scrapped in 1984.

If you are interested in purchasing a reproduction of this painting, either in a photograph or photo on canvas send email or snail mail. $500 to $1,000
Projection # 3

In the spring of 1977 while I was a professor of sociology at Ithaca College, I decided to enroll in a semester long painting class in the art department at Ithaca College. Visiting Cornell University professor and well known American artist, Allen Atwell, was the teacher. I felt excited to return to the classroom as a student. He required his students to each create an original painting, and to work on it for the semester. Professor Atwell introduced students to psychedelic techniques, that is, artistic efforts to depict the inner world of the psyche. The painting that you are observing, Projection #3 “tech--no--logical,” is the product of that experience. Through my readings of Jacques Ellul's The Technological Society and Lewis Mumford’s Technics and Civilization, and after my meeting with Lewis and Sophia Mumford at their home in Amenia, N.Y. where I had spoken with them about another of their books, Green Memories, I decided the focus of this painting was going to center on the changes humans experience as a result of technology. More specifically, I wanted to explore whether technology makes sense, which is why I gave it the title Projection #3 “tech--no--logical.” The photographer who photographed this painting said that the more she studied it the more she saw in it. I encourage you to see what you can discover in it. Oil on canvas. 3 +/- feet by 4 +/- feet framed, 35.6 high x 51.6 wide. April 1977. Special Pricing! Ask me. Thank you.

Note: If you would like Jules to create an original painting for you, send him photographs of special places, situations, that you love that are forever memorable. He will create an original oil painting for you. In conversation he will work out size of painting and pricing. Renee Burgevin, on this website is an excellent source for framing.


The next step after purchasing your Jules Burgevin painting is to have it professionally framed. You may have a favorite framer near you or you might consider contacting Renée Burgevin, Jules' niece, who is a certified picture framer and has a studio in Red Hook, New York. As the owner of Atelier Renée Fine Framing, she will be happy to work with you by providing frame suggestions and options while also taking into account any of your own ideas or preferences. The final result—framed, handled, packed and shipped to you with care—will both enhance and protect your new acquisition for years of enjoyment.

(see the accompanying example of a Jules Burgevin painting framed at Atelier Renée)

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Privately Owned Paintings
Not for Sale

A Special Vista Looking West
for Margo and Peter

There is a special place where Peter Burgevin and Margo Alexander pause to look at the hills of the Finger Lakes National Forest when they are on an early evening walk. They asked me to create this vista painting for them. This painting was sketched in a field just up the hill from the Grove Road and the Grove Farm----the northern sections of the farm-----are in the painting. 14.5 x 12.5 oil on canvas, framed.
The Black Diamond Express of the Lehigh Valley Railroad

This oil painting, made from a photograph by Leon Packer (a teacher at the Trumansburg Central School) is the Black Diamond Express Train running from Buffalo NY to New York City in February 1943---during World War II. The Black Diamond is crossing the Powell Road between Interlaken NY and Trumansburg NY. Running as a double header (two steam locomotives) in a deep winter snow, with a deeper cold in the air----the next stop is Ithaca, N.Y. The cars were painted in the Cornell Red. The Black Diamond was the "flagship" passenger train of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. All gone now. Oil on canvas. Owned by Anne Burgevin and Yao Agawu Kakraba.
Giving Birth

Chalk on cardboard: 1960 In the time of the new children appearing. 18 x 28. Owned by Patti and Jules.
The Buxton House

Located near the village of Lake View------near the east shore of Lake Erie, this old farm house------was owned by the Buxton family for many years. The Buxtons came to this country in late 18th century-----and were Quakers who settled in Mass. The painting is done as a "primitive" and re creates the home and the yard as an old farm of the 19th century. In the 20th century, on the old Route 20 where the home was located, it was sold to people who turned it into a restaurant. It burned. Not to the ground. But damaged. The owners decided not to repair and to tear it down. Relatives of the Buxtons, the Meyns and the Ferros, went to collect bricks. We have six at our home. They have a special place on the patio of our east garden. Oil on canvas. Owned by Patti Burgevin.
Two In-bound, One Outbound: Northport Harbour on a Summer Day

Prince Edward Island is such a beautiful place to be. Some of the friendliest people in the world. "How long are you Home for?" you will be asked. Because the island is "home." And if you are coming from "the land of away" you will take friendship and lifelong fond memories along with you when you leave. On the bright red sand beach where I stood in the summer of 1981 looking out at all of the sea and shore birds, looking out toward "the sandhills" and the two lighthouses and then letting my eyes drift out across the harbour entrance out across the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the sea sky above------I thought of how wonderful it is to be in and with Nature------to be lost in the beauty . . . . 24 x 36 oil on canvas. Owned by Martha and Michael Ferro.
Tugboat; Winter Run Under Full Steam

Whistle Blowing this coal burning tug is outbound to meet a large (inbound) ship beyond lower New York harbour where inbound picks up the pilot from the pilot boat. Running through the cold-----one deckhand on the stern is checking the line which will go from the tug up to the deck of the inbound liner. This painting was made about 1962-----and was given to my dad-----who had served in the US Navy at the end of WW I (in 1918 when he was 24 years of age). When he passed suddenly into the Cosmic in 1966 the painting came back to me. 14.5 by 20 on canvas board, with a beautiful frame (maroon gold, darker—with black inset). Owned by Martha and Michael Ferro.
Projection # 8 The Femynist Rev

Painted March 9, 1979. Blue and Pink. Very soft. Cosmic impression. Think-----connecting. Connecting through the layers of love. Go through the surface. Follow male beings. Follow Fem Beings. Look at what is in the Moon and what is in the Sun. Focus on the floaters. Oil on canvas. Owned by Delali Agawu. Professional Photographer.
An Unforgettable Thanksgiving

In 2008-------while finishing supper------the family wonderdog wanted to go out the back door into the fenced yard. It had to be fenced. Lacey dog, if let loose would run at the speed of light----for miles------never to return. When the back door was open for her exit-------there in the dark of the night------she raced like the wind-----out------to return in some 15 minutes or so. The same way. Door open and out of the dark----like a flash-------she tore between us and up the stairs, and into the living room. To our total shock-----we were almost on the floor-----she had been soaked by a skunk. How to capture her in a sheet and put her out into the backyard-----or into the downstairs bathroom where she would be washed with you know what. It took hours and then several days-----before we had cleared our nostrils of Skunkee. The painting depicts a happy greeting------where Skunkee is about to kiss Lacey. Oil on canvas. Owned by Anne Burgevin and Yao Agawu Kakraba.
North Cape Light

The most northern lighthouse on Prince Edward Island serves as a beacon for fishing boats and other vessels to steer clear of the one mile reef that curves out into Gulf of St. Lawrence to the east and to the north and the Northumberland Strait to the west. Oil on canvas. Owned by Dylan Raymond Burgevin.
Before the Wedding

Commissioned work done from photograph for Clare Murphy and David Tauriello of the chapel (Alexandria, Virginia) in the hour before their celebration. Ceiling removed by the artist to let the light and the sky into the ceremony. Oil on canvas. Owned by the creators of the event.
Victoria by the Sea

One of the most beautiful villages on Prince Edward Island. Patti and Jules sat in the old cemetery east of the village, in the flowers on the hill where the sketch of this portrait was made. Looking out beyond to the south west is the Northumberland Strait and the hills of Nova Scotia in the distance. Oil on canvas. Owned by K. Garfing and R. Singer.
The Ferry from Whitehead Island

Sketch made east of Anchorage Provincial Park, Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada. The little red ferry is free and carries automobiles and people to Whitehead Island. The bright white granite rocks are to the right of the ferry slip as is the Long Point Lighthouse. The pink clouds in the far distance are over the Bay of Fundy and Nova Scotia. Oil on canvas. Owned by K. Garfing and R. Singer.
Northport Light

A painting of the new lighthouse standing beside the earlier lighthouse. Looking across Northport Harbour, Prince Edward Island, Canada, out across the sand dunes to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Shortly after the sketch was made a man and his daughter rowed the boat out of the painting. Oil on canvas. Owned by K. Garfing and R. Singer.
Love Nature:
Blue Ridge Mountains
(Mount Mitchell)

Oil on canvas. This painting captures the beauty of Nature-----and brings to mind the varied ways in which Mother Nature gives to us---her beauty. The warmth from the Earth and the hills and the changing colours in the blue sky. 24 x 36 oil on canvas. 1985. Owned by Linnea Burgevin and Tom Titus. Framing by Renee Burgevin.
Setting Sail

Outbound fishing boat at West Point, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The boat is moving out into the Northumberland Strait which lies between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Oil on canvas. 1985. Framing by Renee Burgevin.
The Rourke Abbey

Commissioned oil on canvas (special dimensions) for K. Rourke. The official name of the Abbey is "Creevelea Abbey," located in County Leitrim, Ireland. Painting is based on family photos and recollections. Owned by K. Rourke.
Cayuga Lake

A special request from Patti M. Burgevin led to the creation of this oil painting. Sketched and photographed on the Long Point Road in the early fall south of Aurora, NY, the view is of the Lake looking to the south and to the west as far as the Cayuga Indians-----and all of us----- could see. Owned by Patti M. Burgevin.
The Lafayette House

Rescued in 1947 from deterioration by Florence May Eldredge Burgevin and her family, this Inn, which was built prior to 1824 was named after the Marquis de Lafayette when he visited Rhinebeck, NY. The Inn was an overnight stop for the post riders between the Hudson River and Boston prior to the railroad era. In the time she spent working to restore this beautiful Inn Florence operated an antique business. Her untimely death in November 1964 ended one of her great efforts of love. Oil on canvas board. Owned by Jules Burgevin.
The Beekman Arms

The Beekman Arms is the "oldest hotel in America." It is located in Rhinebeck, NY. It recently hosted Hillary and Bill Clinton and their invited guests who came to dine with the Clintons before they all went to the Chelsea Clinton wedding just to the west and north on River Road at the Astor Estate. This oil on canvas painting was completed for Judith Burgevin Johnson.
White Mountains of New Hampshire

The White Mountains of New Hampshire is an oil on canvas painting that was created from photographs and from the imagination of the artist. The stream from deep in the mountains feeds the waterfall that can be seen in the center of the painting. This painting hangs in the living room of the home of Anne Elise Burgevin and her husband, Yao Agawu Kakraba.
Lunch at Manos

Manos Diner is located on the south side of Ithaca, NY----on Route 13------and is a well known landmark serving delicious Greek foods to all who come in the side door or come round to the front entrance. This large oil on canvas was done for D. C. Burgevin when he was in his pre-college years------driving tractor and trailers for the Ithaca based Nichol Block and Brick Company----and prior to that-----driving tractor and trailers for two trucking companies in Texas. In this painting he has parked his Mack cab and trailer to go into the diner and devour a reuben sandwich with chips. Owned by D.C. Burgevin.
D'Amanda House

This portrait of one of the most beautiful historic homes in Pultneyville, N.Y. was competed in 1960. Google Pultneyville, N.Y. and read through the historical significance of this extraordinary village. The D'Amanda House is on your right after you come into the village from Williamson, N.Y., and when you turn right on the Lake Road it will be before you. Oil on canvas. Owned by Patricia M. Burgevin, Tremendousburg, N.Y.
Hillsdale Farm

This large lovely oil on canvas painted in August 1974 is titled "In the Late Summer an Early Fall." The farm (a farmhouse, a barn and two outbuildings to the left and out of the painting) was the Becker Farm when my mother bought it in 1958. It was located in North Hillsdale, NY which was not far from Great Barrington, MA. The view is looking east across the front acres of the farm-----a cave to right and center------and a stream (out of view) further on in the tree line. The far hills with farm fields was the Dawson Farm. When my beloved mother Florence May Eldredge Burgevin passed into the Cosmic energy---- suddenly----- on November 5, 1964 her remains were buried in the fenced plot section in the painting----and my father's ashes came to rest there in June 1966. Stop by to see the inscriptions on the two stones that rest there. This painting owned is by Patricia M. Burgevin.
Turning to Starboard

It seems as if the large seagulls following the lone mariner in his white boat and large red canvas sail-----are speaking to the sailer------and moving the boat away from the rocks and the cliff that lie ahead and to the port side. Oil on canvas. 1964. The painting is owned by William and Truus Meyn and their two sons, Dirk and Curt.
Autumn in the Village Park, Marcellus, N.Y.

This painting was created after the birth of our youngest son, Peter Daniel Burgevin----who lived in the lovely home, by the creek and across from the park----- with David Curtiss, Anne Elise, our two older children----- and Patti and Jules. The beauty of Nature and the colours of fall that danced through the park. Oil on canvas. 1963. The painting is owned by William and Truus Meyn and their two sons, Dirk and Curt.

"Biddo's childhood home." 24 x 36 oil on canvas, 2011. A Christmas portrait present from Jeremy, Dakota, Dyson, and Declan Downs to wife and mother Billie Downs - of her childhood home built by her father and mother on the Salmon Creek Road in Ludlowville, New York. She had so many happy times there with her family "Biddo" (her childhood nickname) wanted a lasting life memory to display in her present home. She wanted to take along with her, to share with her family and friends, the stories that were in her childhood home. And that's "Biddo" with her three dogs sitting on the front lawn near the house. She has her arm around her favourite dog, Ughs, the pitbull that is lying between the two Saint Bernards.
See You

This oil on canvas, 24 x 36, was painted from June 2017 to November 2017. It is a special gift to Billie and Jeremy Downs based on special memories that they each had as they created their friendship, fell in love, became engaged and married at Cornell University. The beauty of Cayuga Lake on the left, just above and beyond the Lynah Hockey Rink where Jeremy played . . . and the Stone Bridge at Beebe Lake where Billie and Jeremy became engaged to marry and the sacred Sage Chapel where they married will forever remain a personal part of their shared lives of love and happiness. It is forever true: "Happiness starts in loving hearts."
Purple Wedding

A statement by the bride here in June 2017 about her wedding on December 27, 1980 (ALL OF THIS IS A QUOTE): "I loved the colour purple as a child. Loved it before I could pronounce it: My dad says, I used to pronounce it 'PAIR-Pul' when I was a little girl. I do not know why I love it so. I just do. It just IS. Like the sky is blue, objects fall, water is wet. In the month before the wedding, back in 1980 I mentioned to you, Jules, and to others that I would have purple on at the wedding. I would wear purple tights under my wedding dress. And I would flash my leg with purple tights at the end of the ceremony at the Catholic Church in Orchard Park. But you did not believe me. You said you would give me $500 if I actually did that. And you know what happened. My brother Frankee took a photo of you in the moment. Startling happy disbelief on your face. ((We should put the photo of you on the website.)) After the wedding you gave me a choice: A check for the agreed upon amount or you would create an original Uncle Jules oil painting called "the Purple Wedding." Dan and I needed the money--but I chose the wedding painting. Knew it would last over time. And it hangs in the entrance hallway into our home.

We love it and we laugh at some of the images---the see through bony dog--Bingy that we had at our family home in 1980---and the purple stocking with the Christmas tree in memory of my new mother in law--who passed into the Cosmic two years after the wedding. The dancing guests up the long stairway coming into the holy mystery place under the arches. The center of lasting love under the arches. And the shining sun to the west. The detail in the photo of the painting you have posted on your art website needs to be enlarged so that the viewer can see and imagine all that is going on. But we remember it well. Thank you." 24 x 36 oil on canvas, framed. Owned by Susan and Dan Dosch.

In 1975-1976 Dr. Frank Ferro, M.D. and his wife Norma Meyn Ferro, RN, asked me to create an ocean scene for them with a sailing ship. They wanted to put this painting in their Family Room. The result was a painting (oil on canvas board) of a clipper ship, in bound in the late afternoon sun. Moving forward, the waves off the bow have been darkened by a cloud above. Peaceful--coming home--painting. Owned by the Ferros.

Many thanks for taking time to view these paintings. In the time ahead of us, keep in touch and remember the importance of what Joseph Fletcher called “situation ethics.” Put as much love energy as you can into every situation you enter or create. Because love is always the answer. And love in life is the source of our greatest happiness.

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