Congratulations to our in-house associated artist, Walter Monastryetsky, on his commission by the Vatican to paint the official portrait of Pope Francis  




Artist George Ceffalio has had quite a run the last three weekends. Starting with the Award of Excellence at the Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts, One of 2 Award of Excellence Awards given at the Downers Grove Art Fair and finishing by being one of 130 artists chosen from over 800 entries from all over the U.S... And winning the Best of Show at the Naperville Riverwalk Fine Art Fair. (All 3 were juried shows)

The Brigantine couldn't be prouder and feels so very blessed to represent him in our gallery and have him as part of our teaching staff. (Mr. Ceffalio has taught over 20 Still Life Workshops at the Brigantine and is Highly respected by staff and students.) Congratulations, George! Great awards and great sales by a great artist!




Welcome to our new Living Social friends!

There are many paint and play type nights and some workshops offered and presented in the Chicagoland area and based on our Academy programs. But few match the quality of our instructors, the inspirational undertone of learning to paint in a real art gallery and the relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere that enhances their learning experience.

Our Paint & Play program offers more than just a fun, relaxing night out. When the class is over, you'll leave with a painting you created and with a knowledge, background, and insight into the world of art and this is where our program differs from others.

Our instructors (award winning professional artists) walk you through the techniques of creating a painting with no pressure, no criticism, just helpful guidance. You learn the basics of setup, sketching, composition, lighting, detail, colors, textures and much more. It's s subtle process that occurs almost without being noticed. At some point you'll realize that what you're creating is well beyond what you thought you were capable of and that, indeed, is the fun part. In fact the comment most often heard after a class is 'I never thought I could paint like this'.


Click on a date below to see the instructor, times and the picture you will be painting that day.


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*** Fridays will always be NEW paintings. ***

For more information on our Paint and Play programs  - Click here -







    Illinois Prairies Summer Show    June 1st - June 26th   2015


                                                              The results are in.    View Gallery




Welcome to the Brigantine Gallery, a Fine Arts gallery. Home of the world renowned seascape artist, Charles Vickery. Here you will find fine art oil paintings, both originals and prints, by Charles Vickery as well as other associated artists. We also offer professional art instruction by specially selected artists presented in workshops and classes. Charles Vickery originals and Charles Vickery prints Fine art posters and works by other artists

An online fine art gallery featuring fine art oil painting originals and prints by world renowned seascape artist Charles Vickery as well as works and professional art instruction by other selected artist