Malcolm Greenaway Gallery, Block Island, RI, is on Water Street at Fountain Square, next to the Empire Theater at Old Harbor. It is on this island that is found 12 miles off the coast of the mainland in the Atlantic Ocean.
The island where the gallery is found is accessible by private yacht or by ferry from Point Judith as well as Montauk and Newport in the busy season. Cars may be brought across on the ferry or left on the main land by visitors coming to the gallery.
Greenaway's photos on display at the gallery are pictorial renderings of many of the island's most beautiful and secluded locations. Greenaway has been photographing island scenes that appear here at the gallery for more than 30 years.
In 1993, Greenaway opened his own gallery space having had his work previously on display at another gallery on the island.
Malcolm Greenaway Gallery, Block Island, RI, sells prints of the artist's photographs that he himself develops digitally here since the year 2000. Most of his prints are ordered from New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts although the gallery does receive orders from around the US and even internationally.
In 2009, the artist published a book of his photos that is on sale at the Gallery and at the Island Bookstore located on the same street at the Old Harbor as the gallery.
Visitors to this gallery should call prior to a visit if it is between Labor Day and Memorial Day as regular hours are only maintained there during the busy months and not throughout the year. As the Gallery is an artist's studio and Gallery space there is no admission charge for entering to view the work on display there.
Many consider the photos at the Gallery to be taken by a photographer who has outstripped all others in capturing the diverse island scenes on camera in the most true to life way.
The Malcolm Greenaway Gallery, Block Island , RI, collection of photos do not capture the streets busy with tourists, as they are during the day on summer weekends. They capture the desolate nature and even hardship that islanders feel in the icy winter through the lens of the soul of the gallery's owner.
Ships offloading from the ferry in the snow, shadows in the clouds above the ocean, eerie afternoon lighting at the Mohegan Bluffs are just a few of the images on display and available in prints from the gallery as well as sunsets from Sandy Point.
Perhaps a hundred photos or more were taken by the artist and discarded in the search to capture each one of the images on display here.
The photographs on display at the gallery give island visitors an insight into the surroundings that they are visiting that will go beyond what they are likely to see on a weekend outing. It also may provide images they wish to buy to remind them of a few glimpses they are lucky enough to get during their stay.