PHOEBE TWICHELL PETERSON

 

Artist Statement

"I paint because I cherish the creative process, love to experiment, and enjoy seeing colors and abstract shapes that others might overlook.”

I grew up in New England with four siblings, several lovable dogs, and an enormous cat named Whisker (minus the “s” because as a little girl I trimmed off all his whiskers but one). Our childhood summers were spent on Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts. We spent countless hours exploring the relatively wild island, and I enjoyed rowing in the harbor in a small wooden rowboat that my father had built for me. We were surrounded by family friends, a mother who loved to garden and swim, and a father who loved to sail and build things. As an adult the colors, imagery and memories of the island and its residents still seem to find their way into my paintings.

 

Education

1986-1988 The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (studied graphic design)
1982-1986 Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Solo Shows

2016 Small Works, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA
2008 An Inner Harbor, The Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA
2006 Willow Antiques and Interiors, Clifton, VA
2006 INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Merrifield, VA

Group Exhibitions

2017 Chesapeake Fine Arts Studio Artists, Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2016 Off the Wall, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
2016 Collectors Showcase, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA
2015 Art Guild of Clifton, Fairfax Government Center, Fairfax,VA
2015 Virginia Garden Club, Fairfax, VA
2014 Vanderbilt Carriage House Designer Showhouse, Bar Harbor, ME
2012 We Were There, Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, VT
2012 Prout's Neck Annual Art Show, Prout's Neck, ME
2004 INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Merrifield, VA
2003 The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA

Awards

2016 Director’s Collection, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA

Teaching Experience

2016 Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Oil Painting classes at Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA