HAND IN HAND Group Show

Nuptial Dream 2020 by Peter Dickison

HAND IN HAND, a group show at DeBlois Gallery, features the paintings of Peter Dickison with the ceramic art work of Pell Award recipient, Charlene Carpenzano, along with a talented group of her ceramics students. Charlene is a faculty member at the Newport Art Museum, where Peter taught painting, drawing and portraiture for 13 years.
Charlene and Peter both originally hail from Barrington, RI. Charlene believes “Ceramics and fire touch a primitive instinct in all of us and is the basis for a sense of community and connection“. Peter thrived in that community as a painting and portraiture instructor in the adjacent studios of the museum school.
In this spirit the “ Hand In Hand “ Show includes the ceramic work of Carpenzano’s students from the clay studio at the Coleman Center at the Newport Art Museum. Rebecca Rex, student, says ” Our group of artists from R.I. and beyond are diverse in age, background, technique and creative vision. The glue that holds it together is friendship, support of experimentation and Charlene Carpenzano, encouraging each of us, with teaching techniques and sharing her wisdom and joy of the creative process”.
“ Peter’s inspiration ranges from architectural landscapes to the enchantment of a forest. He captures in oil paintings the timeless feeling of historical edifices and in his Petites Collection series, the simplicity and romance of a single flower.”

The show at the DeBlois Gallery on 134 Aquidneck Ave. Middletown, R.I. runs from October 3 through 25, 2020.
Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 PM, Monday and Wednesday 5-7 PM.

Landscape Painting in January

We felt the need to switch things up from still life painting at Paint Box Studio today, so why not paint the beautiful day unfolding outdoors? From our window at our Beach Studios residence this winter, the water, marsh grass, birds and sky give us plenty to see and paint.

The winter morning light raked from one side across the land and water before us. Ice in the reservoir meant the birds stood on the water instead of floating in it. In the distance, the ocean rolled in as it always has and will.

It’s a refresh for the painters and I took the morning to paint as well. Before we gather to assess the morning’s work in the group crit, I stole a moment to capture these shots. If you would like to join in, I make it very easy to get started.

Easton’s Beach
Going in
Working the last touch
Best use for a picture window

Paint Box Studio at the Beach

Students painting still life at Paint Box Studio at Beach Studios.

The Paint Box Studio 2020 winter season at Beach Studios has begun! On a beautiful Friday, our first class featured three painters, two beginners and one continuing from our December series.  The new space has great energy and is full of light and life.  Located above a childcare facility, there are times of laughter and elation from below reminding us to be young at heart and embrace our joy.

We began with a still life of tall white Calla lilies and small red and green apples on a neutral background.  The three painted very different compositions as I focused them on color and the contrasts.  We started with mixing colors, variations of green and an array of reds.   We took a few breaks to step back, look and discuss.  Martha shared her images of visiting the Van Gogh exhibit in Frankfurt, Germany.  It was a refreshing for the beginners and I urged them to open their minds to color, contrast and expressionism.

The class was a great start to my series of classes at Beach Studios.  I am grateful for the space and honor the dedicated artists who use the space in a practical and professional manner.   I am open to new students and encourage all levels of painters to give my classes a try.  Why not create enrichment time for yourself in 2020?  I know I can help expand your vision.

The Paint Box – Open for 2020

Summer Stillness 2019

Paint Box Studio painting instruction will start the first Friday in 2020, January 3! We will paint at Beach Studio in Middletown, next to Deblois Gallery. Space is limited, so please reply via email if you want to join! If you know anyone who may be interested please forward and suggest they contact me.

Reach out to me about painting instruction

4 Fridays: $220

Paint Box Studio at Beach Studio is scheduled for Winter & Spring 2020 in four week blocks:
Jan 3-24
Jan 31- Feb 28 (no 2/7)
Mar 6-27
Apr 3-24
May 1-22

Summer In Newport

Summer Stillness by Peter Dickison 2019 8×8″ $440

This show of landscape paintings at the Jewel Box, 152 Mill Street in Newport,  featured my new paintings from Newport, RI.  Summer in the city by the sea is fun and famous for its architecture. This series of new paintings celebrate this aspect of Newport’s beauty.

My Petites Collection, 4×4″ floral originals are also at the Jewel Box!

 

Open through September 21, 2019

Your Forever Bouquet

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Your Forever Bouquet

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 Let my painting take you back to the sights, fragrances and feelings of  your special day, every day.  

  

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Custom Bouquet Paintings

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Commemorate your bouquet for a stunning  gift or any happy occasion.

Option 1:   Provide the bouquet to my studio after the wedding ceremony or birthday bash for painting and photography.  Photos of the bouquet on the special day are also requested.

Option 2:   Provide the floral theme of the wedding or party, with the flowers and colors, along with great photos of the bouquet.  I will do the rest.

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Framed or frameless to fit any interior!

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Wedding Bouquets

This is a perfect gift from that special relative who loves a one-of-a-kind artistic masterpiece.  Prices range from $600-$1200 depending on the size, canvas choice and frame or frameless finish. 

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Forever Flowers

Your story includes beautiful flowers from your special day.  Peter can create a special original oil painting just for you to remember your unique arrangement. 

 

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Canvas/Panel Options

Your choice of Gallery Wrap Canvas or Panel.  The panel option is 12×12 inches  and  can be framed or unframed. The Gallery Wrapped Canvas has a painted deep 1.25″ edge and needs no frame.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row use_custom_width=”on” custom_width_px=”1280px” custom_padding=”0|0px|27px|0px|false|false” admin_label=”Image Area” _builder_version=”3.19.3″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_image src=”http://www.peterdickison.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/FallFlourish2018pd.jpg” _builder_version=”3.19.3″][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label=”Title Area” _builder_version=”3.0.89″ locked=”off”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Title” _builder_version=”3.0.92″ text_font=”||||||||” header_font=”||||||||” header_2_font=”Alice||||||||” header_2_text_align=”center” header_2_font_size=”42px” header_2_line_height=”1.3em” custom_margin=”||20px|” animation_style=”slide” animation_direction=”top” animation_intensity_slide=”30%” animation_starting_opacity=”100%”]

Let’s Explore The Possibilities

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Peter Comes to You

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Personal Art Installation by Peter Dickison

With 35 years of art handling, restoration, conservation and installation experience, Peter is now available to assist you with the unique collection of art that you have created. Give your home a refreshing new look and admire what you have collected over the years. Peter has a careful and sensitive manner, able to handle even your most delicate jobs.

Your collection is an expression of your travels, your taste, and you!  Making fresh juxtapositions can enable you to see individual objects in a new light, and tap into groupings that say more about what you love. 

 

  • Consultations are free.  Let’s talk curating. 
  • Art Installation $50/hour. I can handle, move, and install your latest.
  • Home Refresh $175. Let’s hit refresh so your home sparkles!

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Back to the Easel- Sign Up Today for Painting Lessons

Join me in the beautiful light and soothing setting of Pete’s Paint Box, right in the heart of Newport, for small group or private lessons in oil painting and drawing.

Lessons are structured just for you and group settings start at $45 for three hour sessions.

Contact me today- let’s get painting!

Pete’s Paint Box

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Pete’s Paint Box

Expand Your Vision

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Saturday, Jan 5  3 – 6 PM

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Expand Your Vision

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Winter 2019 :

Painting Lessons with Pete

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Please join us on Saturday, January 5, 2019, for an OPEN HOUSE at the Jewel Box, a.k.a Pete’s Paint Box. Sip some tea and explore the possibilities, Peter is open to creating a special winter oil painting program just for you. Expand your vision and get back to the easel. To inquire: art@peterdickison.com

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Petites Collection

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My Stories

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152 Mill Street
Newport, RI

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Gratitude

David L Smith at Swain School of Design

I was talking to a painter at Hatch Street Studios the other day who turned out to have studied at the same Art College I had, just a year or two after I graduated.  We had not met before.  As we talked about our art school, the Swain School of Design, which has since been absorbed into the University of Massachusetts in what is now known as the College of Visual and Performing Arts in New Bedford, we realized how much we had in common.  It was affirming how our experiences as young artists at Swain had molded us and how very grateful and fortunate we were to have had the educational experience there. 

Swain was a transformative, special kind of place, where an amazing, devoted and talented faculty came together who brought even more visiting artists and designers at the top of their fields.  We numbered barely 200 students at any given year, and it seemed as if so many great minds had come together just for us.  I have since been reflecting on gratitude, specifically a full measure of gratitude for my chosen path that went through the fertile ground at Swain.

At another studio at Hatch Street I chatted with one of my former Swain faculty of the painting department, Severin Haines.  Sig, as he is known, is a naturalist painter of landscape subjects that are springboards for refined and brilliant color exploration.  We had Sig for painting and also for a special Color Theory class that met in the old stone stable that was our library.  I remembered with my fellow alum Sig’s discussions and the rapture we all held for gorgeous color.  When looking at our color study projects the group often fell into an orgasmic orgy of oohs and aahs.  Color was King, and we pledged fealty to its power.

Now I teach painting to beginners and advanced students.  The understanding and sensitivity to color I developed at Swain is central to me every day I teach.  I think it is important that as a teacher I share my own formative training with students, to reveal the lineage that has brought me to them.  So today my gratitude is full for the teachers who taught me to see, helped me find my voice, and gave me the confidence of knowing I was meant for this.

I could not be the artist I am without Sig Haines, David Loeffler Smith, Dick Dougherty, Ben Martinez, James Bobrick, Leo Kelly, Nicholas Kilmer and the others who made the magic happen at Swain School of Design