POETRY OF LIGHT
Proud to be Exhibiting at the 19th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show, October 22-25, 2015 at the Cyclorama.
September 10 – October 4, 2015
Reception: September 12, 5–7pm
Artist Talk: September 27, 2pm
The Poetry of Light showcases recent landscape paintings in oil, pastel and watercolor by Roy Perkinson. Many of the paintings capture aspects of Acadia National Park in Maine, and in particular Cadillac Mountain. Perkinson’s work is characterized by sensitivity to the way light can reveal not only the particulars of place but also the mood of place. The artist says that he strives “to express a vision of landscape that is realized through the poetic qualities of light.” From intimate glimpses of surf along the rugged Maine shore to a broad, panoramic vista from the summit of Cadillac Mountain, his paintings often evoke the feeling of surprise and discovery of moments of sheer beauty.
Perkinson attributes his special feeling for light and space to having been brought up in Texas, in a land where the sky and the light permeate one’s experience of the world, and where the tremendous variety of weather is a source of never-ending fascination. As a child, he also reveled in performing magic tricks for friends and family and explains that he often feels as if he is still trying to create something magical in his paintings. He is considered unusual in that he is adept at working in three media: oil, pastel and watercolor. “Each medium,” he observes, “has its own special expressive qualities, and sometimes I like to recreate a previous oil painting in watercolor, simply to discover how the latter changes the outcome of the painting. Sometimes a pastel painting becomes a new painting in watercolor, and eventually winds up being recast in oil – it’s always a thrill to discover what each medium can do.”