Peter Sculthorpe, prominent American landscape painter, is exhibiting his recent works, which opens October 12th and continues through November 10th, 2012. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, November 16th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Sculthorpe’s masterful watercolor and oil paintings are in the permanent museum collections of the Delaware Art Museum, DE, the Brandwine River Museum, PA, the Frye Art Museum, WA. and the Butler Museum of Art, OH. He studied at the Hussian School of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and gained much recognition for his work in over 25 years exhibiting across the United States and in Canada and Europe.
He has a great respect for the sea, painting the dramatic cliffs of Monhegan Island, Maine, where he captures the enduring power of the waves crashing against the rocky shoreline. His large canvases are moody, atmospheric scenes that convey the rugged beauty of Maine that also inspired artists such as Rockwell Kent, Edward Hopper and Andrew and Jamie Wyeth before him. Also a subject of interest, The Canadian Maritimes are.
On the other hand, Sculthorpe also creates subtle, atmospheric scenes of horses in pasture, the soft hued meadows along the Brandywine, and rustic stone architecture, revealing the essence of rural Pennsylvania in his paintings. He admires the artists such as William Trost Richards who painted in Chester County, as well as New Hope and Hudson River School artists.