a Pennsylvania painter immersed in his living habitat…

Home and studio in Warren PA, Thomas Paquette is a widely known greatly accomplished painter ….celebrating wilderness,

the large expansive dramatic beauty of the American wilderness, which he records with generous and utterly competent enthusiasm through his mastery of his craft… To me his paintings are filled with fresh air, I can practically smell and taste it.. His work is a doorway transporting me from the mundane space I’m standing into the great wild beauty outdoors we all long to be part of and so seldom can experience…

You can visit images of his work online here http://www.thomaspaquette.com/

I know you would be greatly rewarded visiting the actual paintings wherever you can…..

 

Some slideshows and recordings of my interview with him:

How Started
Media and Theme
How Evolving
Marketing

 

Some of Thomas Paquette’s paintings:

 

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ABOUT THE ARTIST (from his website)

Thomas Paquette (b. 1958, Minneapolis) is widely known for his evocative paintings of nature. Since the late 1980s, his paintings have been featured in more than fifty solo exhibitions in prominent galleries and museums including shows in New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Washington DC, and Maine. He is the recipient of several fellowships and honors, including artist residencies at the American Academy in Rome, at the Aegean Arts and Cultural Exchange (Greece), and at three U.S. National Parks (Acadia, Yosemite, Rocky Mountain). He was awarded a three-year residency-fellowship from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, Miami, from 1989-91. From his studios in Maine and Pennsylvania, he completed several large public and corporate commissioned works. His paintings have also been selected to hang in sixteen U.S. embassies on five continents. He has lectured in the U.S. as well as in Greece, Wales and England. Paquette began painting full-time just after earning his Master of Fine Art degree in Painting from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville,1988, and now lives at the edge of the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania.

Education

MFA – Full graduate Fellowship, Southern Illinois University, Painting, 1988
BFA – Summa cum laude, Bemidji State University, Painting, 1985
Exhibitions
Click to see listings for current, recent, and upcoming shows.
Click to see galleries that represent Thomas Paquette

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014-15 Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN
2014 Quick Center Art Museum, St. Bonaventure, NY
2014 Wildling Art Museum, Solvang, CA
2013 Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, MN
2012 Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2011 Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, ME
2011 Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2010 Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, Jamestown, NY
2010 Windham Fine Art, Windham, NY
2009 Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, ME
2008 Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN
2008 Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA
2008 Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2007 Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, New Castle, PA
2007 Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA
2006 Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2005 Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE
2005 Jameson Gallery, Portland, ME
2004 Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
2003 Jameson Gallery, Portland, ME
2003 Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN
2002 Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
2001 Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
2001 Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, ME
2000 Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN
2000 Southern Illinois University Museum, Edwardsville, IL
2000 American Academy in Rome, Italy (studio exhibition)
1998 Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN
1997 Maine State Capitol, Augusta, ME
1996 Fischbach Gallery, New York, NY
1994 Lydon Fine Art, Chicago, IL
1994 Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
1993 University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

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