Anthony Petchkis, Lynn, USA Member Since August 2006 Artist Statement 2007 Marquis Who’s Who in America --- 2005-2010 Boston Redevelopment Authority Certificate Artist --- 2005-2010 A Z Fine Arts, Wellesley Hills, MA (Current Representation) --- 2005 LEAP Merrimack Valley, Celebrating Arts & Preservation, Buttonwoods Museum, Haverhill, MA --- 2005 Recent Publication: “Anthony J. Petchkis: A 21st-century painter carries on the legacy of the Hudson River School,” The Pastel Journal, Issue #38, June 2005 --- 2005 Art Attack, Somerville, MA “American Landscapes” --- 2004 Anton Fine Art Gallery, Wakefield, MA --- 2004 artSPACE @ 16 Small Works juried by Leah Oates --- 2004 The Artist Corner, Wakefield, MA --- 2004 Digital Color August 2004 Artist of The Month, http://www.digitalconsciousness.com --- 2004 Work on Paper Juried Exhibition, LynnArts, Inc., Lynn, MA --- 2004 ARTROM Gallery, “No Limit 2004” International Art Competition Special Merit Award http://www.artrom.com --- 2003-2004 Recipient, Associated Pastelist on the Web Juried Exhibition --- 2003 & 2006 Erlich Gallery, Marblehead, MA (Current Representation) --- 1986-2005 Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA --- 1993-2007 Massachusetts College of Art Benefit Auction (Live) ---
Societies --- Vermont Pastel Society --- Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod --- Northwest Pastel Society --- Connecticut Pastel Society --- Pastel Society of America ---
GTE World Headquarters, Lighting Division, Danvers, MA --- Northeast Savings, N.A. Headquarters, Hartford, CT --- Thompson, McNaboe, Ashley & Bull, Portland, ME --- First Albany Corporation, Albany, NY --- Maine Savings Bank, Portland, ME --- Cobblestone Corporation, Charlestown, MA --- Cosco Northern Bank, Portland, ME --- General Electric Corporation, Schenectady, NY --- F.D. Rich & Co., Boston, MA --- Kelly, Libby, & Hoopes, P.C., Boston, MA --- Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA --- Beth Israel / Deaconess Hospital, Brookline, MA --- Artist’s Statement ---
Anthony J. Petchkis is a Boston based landscape artist who has been exhibiting continuously for the past 23 years. Anthony’s art has focused on the New England and Adirondack Regions. In particular, the north shore of Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and Martha’s Vineyard, and the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks, NY. To explore the unique colors of autumn, Anthony will draw inspiration from the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the Berkshires of Massachusetts and Connecticut. For the study of atmosphere and drama of summer Anthony will paint along the marshes and coastline of the north shore of Massachusetts. Another favorite place to explore in depth is the natural beauty of late spring and summer in Martha’s Vineyard. Although Anthony continues to be inspired by the great American masters of the Hudson River School, his individual vision is unique in his choice and application of medium. Mastering pastel on rag board or paper, which is painted not drawn to create a homogeneous finish, which can be perceived as almost photographic. Another favorite medium is oil on canvas, but he will only produce two to three a year. With the collaboration of Fine Art Impressions, Anthony is self-publishing and now has available limited edition fine art giclee’ prints. This new and exciting medium most closely emulates the original pastel far better than past methods of fine art printing. To keep this exclusive and unique, Anthony has chosen to keep his editions to seventy-five. As with his predecessors, Anthony hopes that through his art he can inspire his viewers to the awe and beauty of paradise that is the Great American Landscape.