Eileen Mueller

Eileen Mueller’s recent oil paintings of the landscapes and sea vistas of Cape Ann add a fresh, intimate, and modern chapter to the continuing story of American art told on Cape Ann since the mid-nineteenth century.

Mueller has lived and painted on Cape Ann for more than twenty-five years: she has inhabited its places of beauty, discovered its enclaves, studied its legendary light, and found creative sustenance as a devoted and valued member of its cultural institutions. The native muses of stone and sea, the landscape and its people, provide her subject matter; and native muses inspire her painting style.

In about 2009, restless, she began to shed the prevailing idioms of Cape Ann painting, liberating passion and talent for expressiveness and abstraction. Her recent work enlarges the legacies of the region’s modernist stars: in her new paintings are the monumental forms of Marsden Hartley, the abstract energy of Nell Blaine, the astonishing freedom of Zygmund Jankowski’s brush, and the glowing details of contemporary impressionism, all expounded with a balanced intimacy of contact between perceiving subject and perceived object which is uniquely her own.

In 2015 and 2016, Mueller has taken a direction toward more abstraction and more experimentation with color.

Past Exhibitions at Trident Gallery
Gordon Goetemann, Painter, 1933-2016
December 3, 2016 - December 31, 2016
A selection of paintings and drawings from the estate of Gordon Goetemann (1933-2016), who painted in Gloucester for 62 years and became a figurehead of of the Rocky Neck Art Colony. Simultaneously in the Vault Room, Trident Gallery presents four new paintings by Eileen Mueller, who in the tradition of Romano and Goetemann avidly and intelligently pursues a visual language for evolving responses to our natural environment.
Beyond Real: Contemporary Landscapes
August 15, 2015 - September 13, 2015
A group exhibition offering more than fifty paintings, drawings, photographs, and mixed media works in the genre of landscape, chosen to represent a diversity of artistic approaches.
Spring Improvisations
March 20, 2015 - May 31, 2015
During Spring Improvisations, special offerings and recent work by gallery artists will be on display and may change frequently and improvisationally. Stop into the gallery regularly to see new work and tell the Director what you’d like to see next.
Eileen Mueller: Muses
October 10, 2014 - November 9, 2014
An exhibition of Eileen Mueller recent oil paintings of the landscapes and sea vistas of Cape Ann.
Harbortown 2014
July 3, 2014 - July 27, 2014
An exhibition celebrating Gloucester Harbor and the area’s legacy of more than 150 years of excellence in the visual arts, displaying works of art by eighteen Cape Ann artists, including four guest artists, and introducing Gloucester artist Ed Touchette, now represented by Trident Gallery.
Winter Meditations
January 17, 2014 - March 16, 2014
A trans-discipline, evolving, multi-media art experience—an exhibition of visual art and a coordinated series of performances evolving with the season from mid-winter into spring.
Walls of Plenty
November 29, 2013 - January 5, 2014
A cornucopia of art to feed the soul.
Home: The Inaugural Exhibition
August 30, 2013 - October 14, 2013
Trident Gallery's inaugural exhibition shows the work of twelve artists representing the excellence and variety of contemporary fine art on Cape Ann. Gallery Director Dr. Matthew Swift has assembled 39 works of art that explore ideas of “home.”