Summer In Newport

I came to Newport, Rhode Island, for the first time at 16 years old and became enchanted by its incredible architecture set among great trees. These many years later, Newport is now a recognized arboretum and its architecture is more visited and celebrated than ever. My series of paintings this year celebrate the way I feel in Newport, the places and days that speak to the magic this city holds for me. It is my intention that the specifics I have chosen in the paintings of placement, light, color and passage, coalesce a feeling that links the viewer to her own experience of being in these evocative spaces in Newport.

Peter Dickison, September 2019