Posts Tagged ‘cape cod’

Artist of the moment…..Rick Fleury….Painter of Cape Cod…

Like the previous artist, Leon Dabo, this artist does very well creating space and depth on his smaller works. Many of the works above are oils on copper and the sizes are 5 by 7 inches.

The artist was born in 1960.

A clip with the artist talking about his paintings.

The artist is well known for his paintings of the Cape Cod area. He has worked in watercolor, acrylics, and oils. He is most known for his oil paintings.

If someone asks me the name of a great artist who has smaller works priced less than one thousand dollars, you can’t find much better original art than his paintings of the East Coast.

The artist attended University of Colorado at Boulder. Before his career as a fine artist began he worked in advertising and journalism fields.

A link for the artist’s website:

Has appeared in many national art magazines including American Art Collector.

Part of museum collections including the Cape Cod Museum of Art and Provincetown Museum of Art. Part of corporate collections Ritz-Carlton, John Hancock Financial services, and the Bessemer Trust Company.

The artist lives and works in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He just opened his own gallery in the city.

Rick Fleury artist statement: I strive to portray the landscape in its purest form. I am drawn to an essence of a moment’s beauty. The rare light as it moves across a meadow, the shadows and reflections it leaves behind. The subtle variations of color it leaves behind. The subtle variations of color as they change with the seasons and time of day. The movement of grasses, water, and sand. The solitude of the low tide.

The artist is a master at composition. And I would say he surely captures the movement of the coastal clouds and movement of water. With such superb composition the artist can take a visual space no larger than a postcard and make it seem very large. The greys of the skies, the blues of the waters, and the yellow ochre color of the sand are all blended together for a wonderful harmonious picture.  From his statement that he is looking for solitude of the low tide, I find a tremendous amount of peace and quiet in all of this coastal works.

Fleury was also admitted to the Copley Society of Art in 2007.  The oldest art foundation in the United States formed in Boston in 1878.

Try something new today!  A coastal painting done on copper like this artist, or perhaps a metallic surface like the artist Michael Fitts uses. Use the metal as a background color and allow it to show thru in certain spots.

Happy painting!


Artist of the moment….Landscape painter Anne Packard….


The artist specializes in painting harbor and coastal scenes set on the eastern shorelines of the United States.

In this clip the artist talks about her paintings and you also get to see her starting a new canvas. It is very interesting to see her paint as she uses her own hands instead of a brush frequently in painting sky and cloud areas.

The artist was born in 1933 in Hyde Park, New Jersey. Whilst growing she spent her summers in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She did her schooling in New York City and her father was a prominent doctor in New York City.  She moved to Provincetown full time in 1977.

The works of this artist I enjoy the most are her early works which were painted on highly weathered shingles and weathered wood panels. The artist attended Bard College. The artist was able to study with Phil Malicoat.

The artist works mainly in oils but has painted with acrlylics also. In addition to painting on the shingles the artist paints on masonite and board. She is also a printmaker and has worked with ink on paper as well. She started painting seriously at age thirty, selling her works on shingles to visiting tourists on the sidewalks.

Her work struck a nerve with well known abstract artist Robert Motherwell, who bought 23 pieces of art from Packard for his own collection.

The largest room in her Cape Cod home????  You are correct, the artist’s studio!!!

The artist has prints available from Blazing Editions as well.

The artist is a great painter of the coast. If you enjoy this artist be sure and check out other Cape Cod painters such as Charles Movalli, the Gruppe family, and Rick Fleury. Rick Fleury’s coastal scenes are very similar to Anne Packards. Windswept dunes with grey skies and rolling cloud shapes.

high price range: $13,000

low priced range: many smaller sized originals can be found for less than one thousand dollars. The artist is very prolific as far as her painting output is concerned.

Anne Packard comes from a painting family known through out the Cape Cod area similar to the Gruppe family. Packard’s grandfather was Max Bohm, a well known Impressionistic painter. Bohm went to art school at a very young age and by the age of sixteen had collectors eager to purchase his paintings. Bohm was even able to study at the Acadamie Julien in Paris, France.

The artist loves to travel and paint. She has painted in countries such as Mexico, Ireland, Italy, and Greece.

As far as painting techniques, the artist loves to paint the mandy shades of grey that exist on the coast. She enjoys painting the skies as full of movement and exciting cloud shapes.

A link to the artist’s website:

Try a coastal painting today. Study some of the greats I have mentioned here such as the Gruppe family, John Stobart, and Mike Karas.

Happy painting!