PHOEBE TWICHELL PETERSON

 

"I paint because I cherish the creative process, love to experiment, and enjoy discovering the underlying abstract patterns in the landscape and scenes around me."

Having grown up near the water in Massachusetts, the colors and serenity of coastal New England are often reflected in my paintings. I spent my childhood summers on Cuttyhunk Island, MA where I enjoyed exploring the relatively wild island, swimming, playing with friends and rowing in the harbor in “Blue Jay” a tiny rowboat my father built for me out of a single sheet of plywood. The boat was quite tippy, but agile in the water and meant freedom and adventure. As an adult the ocean, rowboats and seaside imagery have all become part of my artistic vocabulary.

 

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

Residencies

2017 Cuttyhunk Island Painting Residency, Cuttyhunk Island, MA
2014 Jerusalem Studio School Residency, Civita Castellana, Italy

Solo Shows

2018 Boatscapes, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA
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

2018 Between Memory and Magic, Capital One, McLean, VA
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