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Vaino Kola
Acrylic on canvas
2020
Vaino Kola, Turtle Gallery, Artist, drawing, Stonington, Deer Isle, Blue Hill, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor
graphite
20" x 26"
1976
Vaino Kola, Painting, Oil on Canvas, Deer Isle, Maine
Oil on Canvas
24 x 48"
Vaino Kola, Painting, Oil on Canvas, Deer Isle, Maine
Oil on Canvas
36 x 56
Vaino Kola painting oil on canvas Deer Isle Winter Turtle Gallery Maine
Oil on canvas
36 x 64"
Vaino Kola artist painter painting oil on canvas Rocks, Isle-au-Haut Turtle Gallery Deer Isle Maine
Oil on canvas
36 x 50
Vaino Kola print Deer Isle Suite #2 Turtle Gallery Maine
Print
24 x 30"
Vaino Kola Shore Rocks with Snow and Ice painting, oil on canvas Turtle Gallery Maine
Oil on canvas
20 x 30"
Vaino Kola painting oil on canvas Deep Pool, Deer Isle Turtle Gallery Maine
Oil on canvas
40 x 48"
Vaino Kola painting oil on canvas McNamara Cove, No. 2 Turtle Gallery Maine
Oil on canvas
64 x 46"
Vaino Kola print A Remembered Experience Turtle Gallery Maine
Print
6.75 x 17.5"
Vaino Kola print Rocks series No. 4 Turtle Gallery Maine
Print
8.75 x 11.5"
Vaino Kola print Ekely, Spring Turtle Gallery Maine
Print
3.25 3.75"
Vaino Kola print Deer Isle Suite #1 Turtle Gallery Maine
Print
24 x 30"
Vaino Kola print Deer Isle Suite #3 Turtle Gallery Maine
Print
24 x 30"
Vaino Kola print Ekely Late Winter Turtle Gallery Maine
Print
19.25 x 23.5"
Vaino Kola print Winter Light Turtle Gallery Maine
Print
23.5 x 21.5"

Vaino Kola is a painter living in Deer Isle, Maine. Born and raised in Finland, he received a B.F.A from the Massachusetts College of Art and an M.F.A. from Yale University. After 26 years of teaching art at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, he retired to Deer Isle to pursue painting full-time.

Kola’s paintings, often monumental in scale, appear almost photo-realistic from a distance, but closer inspection reveals deeply textured, almost pointillist brushwork. While his subjects are often drawn from local rocky beaches, snow-covered trees or volcanic landscapes in Iceland, some of the paintings work equally well as abstractions.

While painting is Kola’s foremost medium, he is also a talented printmaker and pastel artist. His paintings hang in over forty museum and corporate collections across the United States and Europe.