THE HENRY L. FERGUSON MUSEUM
SPECIAL EXHIBITION 2022

PAINTINGS BY RAUNO JOKS

Dr. Rauno Joks is an Allergy and Immunology specialist practicing at SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY. He and his family reside in Port Washington, NY. He first came to Fishers Island in the late 1990s and early 2000s as a substitute doctor.

Having taken up painting in his 30s, he was particularly attracted to the stark winter beachscapes of Chocomount. Many of the paintings on display reflect that attraction. He characterizes his paintings as “realist-impressionist, with a touch of abstraction. I am drawn to deep contrasts – bright light vs. shadow, fire and ice, rocks and flowers, and the primitive.”

HLFM Director Pierce Rafferty discovered his work while researching online for the WINTER show.

Luminous Beach

2000
14″ x 18″ Acrylic on board

“Almost a transcendent experience, the solitary beach walker on the south shore Chocomount Beach of Fishers Island, New York, becomes part of a sunlit midday with the surf, beach, and sky with glorious light.” ~ Rauno Joks

Tidal Flow

2000
14″ x 18″ Oil on canvas

“The receding tide left behind both glistening rocks and shimmering pools.” ~ Rauno Joks

Winter Beach

2001
18″ x 24″ Oil on canvas

“The cold beauty of this Fishers Island south shore beach is serene.” ~ Rauno Joks

Winter Cove Fishers Island

2001
18″ x 24″ Oil on canvas

“The mid-winter chill was cold enough to nearly close off the cove and leave the fishing boats icebound on Fishers Island.” ~ Rauno Joks

Rivulet 2000. 18” x 14” Oil on canvas

Chocomount Beach in January 2001. 22” x 28” Oil on canvas

Pheasant in Heavy Snow 2001. 14” x 18” Acrylic on board

Annual exhibition sponsored by ALTUS Partners & CHUBB