Rhody Gem: Original Paintings by the Sea at Matunuck’s Shaun Rock Art Gallery

May 2023


What it is:

A fine art gallery


Where to find it:

Across from South Kingstown Town Beach, next to the Matunuck Laundromat.


What makes it a Rhody Gem?

Since 2017, the Shaun Rock Art Gallery has not only been a beacon of original art for patrons who flock to Matunuck each summer, but also a magnet for local jazz musicians like the Jazzomats, the gallery’s house band named for the business next door. Shaun Rock, a professional artist and arts educator, and his wife Barbara are sole proprietors of the space, which displays his oil and watercolor paintings, most notably his landscapes inspired by the surrounding environment. “The Gallery has also galvanized a group of local landscape artists, who have become known as the Matunuck Art League, focused on plein air (outdoor) painting to capture the beauty and heritage of South County’s unique landscape,” says Rock. In addition to classes and workshops, Beyond the Beach: Interpretations of South County’s Coastal Environment and Communities by the Matunuck Art League starts next month with an opening reception on Saturday, June 3, 4-8 pm. Works by Thomas Ardito, Lorraine Bromley, Ted Foster, Robert Nardi, Sheila Newquist, and Rock will be featured. Adds Rock, “with music by the Jazzomats!”


Shaun Rock Art Gallery

706 Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown


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