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ARTISTS:
  Steve Allrich
  Hiram Ball
  Joan Brancale
  Anne Boucher
  William Burnham
  Eli Cedrone
  Vera Champlin
  Ann Trainor Domingue
  Marguerite E. Falconer
  F. Ronald Fowler
  Sue Gilkey
  Lois Griffel
  Laura Griffith
  Ann Hart
  Susan Hollis
  Peter Hussey
  Don Krohn
  Elizabeth Lazeren
  Barney Levitt
  Carol Maguire
  Joe Moniz
  Ginny Nickerson
  Kenneth Northup
  Jo Ellen Reinhardt
  Jo Ann Ritter
  Pharr Schulenburg
  William Simpson
  Odin K. Smith
  Charles Sovek
   
 

Anne Boucher

 

  About the artist

Peter Hussey, Gallery Antonia, Chatham, MA
Hooky  
Watercolor
Size: 18" x 25"    
Framed size: 27" x 34"
$2,400
   
Peter Hussey, Gallery Antonia, Chatham, MA
Devine Berkshire Pears  
Watercolor
Size: 20" x 28"    
Framed size: 30.5" x 38.5"
$2,500
   
Peter Hussey, Gallery Antonia, Chatham, MA
Fish Gable  
Watercolor
Size: 20" x 24"    
Framed size: 28" x 32"
$2,400
   
Peter Hussey, Gallery Antonia, Chatham, MA
New Fence
(Hancock Shaker Village, near Pittsfield, MA)   
Watercolor
Size: 27" x 20"    
Framed size: 40.5" x 33.5"
$2,800
   
Peter Hussey, Gallery Antonia, Chatham, MA
Red Peak  
Watercolor
Size: 23" x 15"     
Framed size: 35" x 27"
$2,200
   
Peter Hussey, Gallery Antonia, Chatham, MA
Capital with Betty Corning Flowers  
Watercolor
Size: 21" x 15"     
Framed size: 31" x 26"
$2,400
   
Peter Hussey, Gallery Antonia, Chatham, MA
Homey, I'm Home!  
Watercolor
Size: 22" x 17"     
Framed size: 35" x 30"
$2,500
 

Peter Hussey
My paintings are meant to be pleasing to look at, and at the same time intellectually stimulating. For some, they are what they are--a window, a roofline a door ajar. For others, owing a large degree to my use of close perspective, they are thoughtful abstractions of lines and surfaces caught in the push and pull between what’s near and what’s far away. I elevate the simplicity of my subjects and invite my viewers to reach their own conclusions.

Other works are simply so finally detailed that they might as well be photographs. In this category look for Peter Hussey’s lovely architectural study that will have watercolor enthusiasts shaking their heads in admiration.” — Bill Van Siclen, Arts Writer, The Providence Journal, March 2013

Artist's Statement:
In conversations about my painting, I often volunteer that I am a frustrated architect. Viewers rarely disagree. Architecture calls to me for its simplicity. Structural details and their materials make for interesting compositions that when handled in different light are endless in their richness and variety.

As a painter with no formal training, art history has encouraged me to emphasize imagery over polemics. Beautiful colors and shapes can be brought together to create angst and tension. When they are used instead to create a more positive experience, my reaction is why not? We all yearn to spend time in the grip of the sublime. That my work might nudge a viewer in this direction is my modest hope.

For some, my paintings are what they are--a window, a roofline, a door ajar. For others, they are abstractions of lines caught in the push and pull between what’s near and what’s far away. I elevate the simplicity of the subject, but invite my viewers to reach their own conclusions.

 

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2017 Stops Along the Way, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, (Summer 2017)
  • 2014 New Works, The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA
  • 2011 New Works, The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA
  • 2010 Inaugural Exhibit, The Vernon Cancer Center, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA
  • 2009 New Works, The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA
  • 2007 New Works, The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA
  • 2005 New Works, The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA
  • 2003 New England Perspectives, The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA
  • 2000 Houses and Boats Along the Coast, Recent Paintings, Newport Vineyards, Middletown, RI 2000

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017: 17th Elected Members Show, Art League of Rhode Island, Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI

2016:

  • 16th Elected Members Show, Art League of Rhode Island, Vets Auditorium, Providence, RI
  • 59th Annual Regional Show, Mystic Art Museum, Mystic, CT
  • The Nor’easter, 47th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, New Britain CT Museum of American Art

2015:

  • 15th Elected Members Show, Art League of Rhode Island, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
  • American Realism, The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA
  • 58th Annual Regional Show, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT

2014: Nationwide All Media Open Juried Exhibition, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI

2013

  • The Nor’easter, 44th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, New Britain CT Museum of American Art
  • 57th Annual Regional Show, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT
  • 25th Annual Members Juried Exhibition, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI (Honorable Mention)
  • 13th Annual Members Show, Art League of Rhode Island, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI
  • New Work/New Year, Art League of Rhode Island, Bannister Gallery at RI College, Providence, RI

2012:

  • Art in America, The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA
  • Group Exhibit, Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA
  • Shelburne Farms Art at the Coach Barn, Shelburne, VT
  • 12th Annual Members Show, Art League of Rhode Island, Jamestown Art Center, Jamestown, RI

2011:

  • Shelburne Farms Art at the Coach Barn, Shelburne, VT
  • 11th Annual Members Show, ALRI, Hamilton Gallery, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

2010:

  • Simple Gifts: Contemporary Artists Explore the Shaker Legacy, Shaker Village, Hancock, MA
  • 10th Annual Members Show, Art League of Rhode Island, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
  • Shelburne Farms, Art at the Coach Barn, Shelburne, VT
  • New Artists-New Work, The Isherwood Gallery, Newport, RI

2009:

  • 53rd Regional Show, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT
  • Four Artists Invitational, Portsmouth Arts Guild, Portsmouth, RI
  • 9th Annual Members Show, Art League of Rhode Island, Attleboro Museum of Art, Attleboro, MA
  • End of Winter, Arnold Art Gallery, Newport, RI

2008:

  • 15th Annual National Watermedia Competition, RI Watercolor Society, Pawtucket, RI
  • 52nd Regional Show, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT (Edith Cowles Award for Best Watercolor)
  • 10th Annual All Media Fidelity Investments Opened Juried Exhibition, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI
  • 21st Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
  • 8th Annual Members Show, Art League of Rhode Island, Bristol Museum, Bristol, RI

2007:

  • 20th Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
  • Water Works, Art League of Rhode Island at the RI Watercolor Society, Pawtucket, RI
  • 7th Annual Members Show, Art League of Rhode Island, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI

2006:

  • 19th Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI 2006 (1st Place Watercolor)
  • A Room with Two Views, Joint Show with Lee Birdwell Hanks, Gallery 297, Bristol, RI
    Newport: Through an Artist’s Eye Group Show, Arnold Art Gallery, Newport, RI
  • 6th Annual Members Show, Art League of Rhode Island, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

2005:

  • The Journey: Generations of Rhode Island Masters 1890-2005, Imagine Fine Art, Smithfield, RI
  • 5th Annual Members Show, Art League of Rhode Island, Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA

2004:

  • Small, but Monumental, Arnold Art Gallery, Newport, RI (Winner, People’s Choice Award)
  • Annual New England Exhibition, Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, MA
  • 17th Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition, Newport Art Museum (1st Place Watercolor)
  • 4th Annual Members Show, Art League of Rhode Island, A & C Fine Art, E. Greenwich, RI

2003:

  • 16th Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
  • 3rd Annual Members Show, Art League of Rhode Island, Scholar Athlete Hall of Fame, Kingston RI

2002:

  • Local Color, The Lilly Pad Gallery, Watch Hill, RI
  • Watercolor in the Berkshires, The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA
  • Visions 2000, 5th Annual Contemporary Exhibition, Newport Congregational Church, Newport, RI
  • Annual Members’ Show, RI Watercolor Society, Pawtucket, RI 2002 (Honorable Mention)
  • 2nd Annual Members Show, Art League of Rhode Island, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI
  • 15th Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition, Newport Art Museum Newport, RI

2001:

  • 8th Annual National Watermedia Competition, RI Watercolor Society, Pawtucket, RI 2001(Honorable Mention)
  • 14th Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition, Newport Art Museum, 2001 (1st Place Watercolor)
  • Deconstructing Martha, Group Show inspired by the Building Trades, Cobalt Gallery W. Tisbury, MA

2000

  • Bringing Art to the Research Environment/Regional Artist Exhibit/Pfizer Corp. Groton, CT
  • Biennial Exhibition, Watch Hill Improvement Society, Westerly, RI
  • In and Around the Ocean State, Recent Paintings with Jane Buffum, Weekapaug Inn, Westerly,

1999:

  • Bringing Art to the Research Environment/Regional Artist Exhibit/Pfizer Corp. Groton, CT
  • 12th Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

Publications:

  • Must See Show,” Stops Along the Way at the Newport Art Museum, Watercolor Artist Magazine, August, 2017
  • Stops Along the Way,” Alumni Spotlight by Sharman Andersen, Babson Magazine, February 2014
  • Peter Hussey: The Impact of Geometric Shapes in Watercolor Paintings,” by M. Stephen Doherty,
  • American Artist Magazine, February, 2008. (myamericanartist.com).

Commissions and Loans:

  • Spencer Studio Art Building, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 2009.
  • Architectural Portrait of School Chapel, Portsmouth Abbey School, Portsmouth, RI, 2007
  • Hall of Masters Mural, Pediatric Specialties Clinic, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, RI 2004
  • Rhode Island Coastal Triptych, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines 2000
  • Doughoregan Manor, Home of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Presentation Piece 1999
  • Camp Headquarters, Fleur de Lis Camp Capital Development Campaign, 1998
  • St. Michael’s School, View from the East, Honorarium for Retiring President of Board of Trustees 1997
  • Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State, Cultural Mission at Dili, Timor-Leste, 2010

Juried Memberships:

  • Elected Artist Member, Mytic Arts Association
  • Elected Artist Member, The Art League of Rhode Island
  • Artist Member, Rhode Island Watercolor Society (1995-1998)
  • Artist Member, The American Artist’s Professional League

Education:

  • A.B., History with distinction, The University of Michigan, 1974, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • M.A. Business Administration, Babson College, 1977, Wellesley, Massachusetts
   
   

 


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