Best known for his striking photographs and impressionist oil portraits of animals, people and nature, Artist Winthrop Handy has captured their exquisiteness in a unique way. For over 40 years, Winthrop has worked to perfect his own 3 dimensional style of lighting and composition portraying his subjects individual spirit with his passion for living things.
Winthrop began his career as a newspaper cartoonist after graduating from UMass Dartmouth in 1970. From 1976 to the present, he is a self taught artist working at his North light studio at 49 Central Street in West Boylston, MA, specializing in portraiture. Winthrop’s artwork is also available for purchase at his White Dog Gallery, located at 45 Central Street in West Boylston, MA, which is adjacent to his portrait studio.
His work has been sold at his former gallery Hunter Fine Art at Dock Square Kennebunkport, ME. Exhibits of his work include the Springfield Art Museum Reigning Cats and Dogs Exhibition, Kodak International Innovators Award Recipient in San Francisco, a one man show of his work at the Goddard House Worcester, MA and as the featured artist by Iris Graphics in the Art for the Americas South American Exhibition.
Images of his art work of dogs have been published in the New York Times, National Geographic Magazine for Children, Animal Faire Magazine, Art business News Magazine, American Kennel Club Gazette, The Catalogue for Philanthropy, and US Air In Flight Magazine.
Winthrop and his wife, Anne, have a deep love for animals and nature. They rescue their pets from animal shelters and they give time and support to NEADS Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans in Princeton, MA.