Profile: Thomas Paquette

Thomas Paquette

Oil Painting Utowana Inlet II by Thomas Paquette
Utowana Inlet II                   39  x    54"                 Oil

   Thomas Paquette's light-filled paintings are inspired by the landscape surrounding his studio in northwestern Pennsylvania near the Allegheny National Forest as well as the landscapes of his extensive travels throughout the United States and Europe.  (He calls himself "an incorrigible traveler".)  His credentials include residencies awarded by the Millay Colony, the Robert M. MacNamara Foundation, the American Academy in Rome, the USM/Aegean Arts and Cultural Exchange and three National Parks.

   Paquette has completed many public and private commissions including four seven-foot-high canvases for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, a thirty-two foot long canvas for Central Lakes College, and paintings for the collection of the Queen Mary 2.  

   On-location work for Paquette is only the first step in the development of his paintings.  He often works in gouache for these plein air studies, then taken to the studio for extensive reworking, often over many months.  The work is vibrant with color and light, attentively expressing the poetry and drama of earth and sky.

Oil Painting The Briliant Moment by Thomas Paquette     Oil Painting Spring in Provence II by Thomas Paquette
                                                The Brilliant Moment   18 x 18"   Oil                            Spring in Provence II   16 x 14"   Oil

  Paquette says, "My hope is that my audience will catch the excitement I have for color.  And, too, I hope they share my enthusiasm for the vibrant world of nature and our place in it.  The paintings tend to draw from me a sort of awe regarding perception and existence, and if others connect with that in their own lives, so much the better."
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Oil Painting Gray in the Lemon Capital by Thomas Paquette
Gray in the Lemon Capital   14 x 16"   Oil

Oil Painting Obstruct I by Thomas Paquette
Obstruct I           9 x 7.5"           Oil

Oil Painting Weight of Melancholy by Thomas Paquette
Weight of Melancholy                    60 x 72"                    Oil

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