Ed Chesnovitch, a Cape Cod artist, is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and has studied extensively at The Art Students League of New York, and the Cape Cod School of Art, Provincetown, Massachusetts. He is an elected Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA) in Gramercy Park, New York City, and both a Signature Member and past President of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. His work is featured in the book Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea, by Deborah Forman, 2013 Schiffer Publishing, and he was juried twice into Pastel Journal Magazine's top 100 pastelists of the year. He is represented on Cape Cod at Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet and Orleans, MA. His work is included in corporate, public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe.

Artist's Statement

The interaction of color, shape and pattern are the focus of my environment inspired paintings which evoke an underlying current of energy, captured at extreme and fleeting moments. My goal is not to convey a particular scene, but rather the atmospheric conditions, envelope of light, and the color mood of the scene that compells and moves me. I am not a detached observer, but rather a participant expressing my profound feelings about the natural world around me. This spiritual connection and reverence to nature... and the wonder and beauty of the landscape fascinates me endlessly. I work in the mediums of oil, pastel and mixed media. The process of painting is what drives me, its all about the proocess, not the outcome.

I was fortunate to live in the beautiful Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania for 14 years. My paintings were from immediate surroundings to my home near The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. This area along the winding stretch of the Delaware river, and the bucolic valleys of farm fields that roll along it are dear to my heart.

In 2010, I started a new journey and relocated to East Sandwich, Massachusetts. I am intimately fond of this area. I was drawn to this elbow of land that stretches out to sea, ever since I first ventured here in 1992. Now, living and working on a salt marsh, I am in constant awe of the ever changing light and tide conditions, and its effect on the landscape. This beautiful wonderland inspires yet another series of landscape paintings with its glorious expanse of marsh, cove, bog, dune and sea.