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Lived/Active: Massachusetts      Known for: marine, landscape

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The following, submitted March 2004, is from the artist whose website is

Artist Rick Fleury says of his current work: "As my direction in painting continues to move like a wandering back road, I find myself drawn ever closer to the medium of oil and the simplicity of the landscape. I continue to look to simplify my approach while at the same time reach for more complex challenges in terms of scale and composition, content and emotion."

About the artist:

Rick Fleury has been painting coastal landscapes and still lifes of the Outer Cape and Martha's Vineyard for more than ten years.

A self-taught artist, he has created work that has appeared in several Provincetown shows and galleries as well as in juried shows in Cambridge, Boston and Florida. He has been a year-round resident of Provincetown since the winter of 1997.

Artist Statement (May, 2003)

My aim in painting has always been to capture the most exact interpretation of a moment in time, so that that moment may be revisited over and over again.

I am not drawn to the abstraction of such moments as much as I am to capturing the essense of their beauty through the gesture of a brushstroke: the rare light as it moves across a meadow, or the shadows or reflections it leaves behind; the subtle variations of color as they change with the seasons or time of day; the movement of grasses or sands as they move with the forces of nature or man; the solitude of a wandering low tide or a sun setting for what seems to be a last time.

I find, in working, as I move between watercolor and oil, last year and this, yesterday, today and tomorrow, I am constantly looking to simplify this interpretation, both in what I see and what I choose to capture in paint. For it is in the simplest of gestures that the truest points can be made.

Selected Exhibitions

1995 Group Juried Exhibition
Anna Maria Artists Guild, Holmes Beach, Florida

1995 Represented Artist
Kennedy Studios, Sarasota, Florida

1996 Solo Exhibition
The Living Center, Boston

1996 New England Watercolor Society North American Open Show,
Federal Reserve Bank, Boston

1997 Group Juried Exhibition,
Cambridge Artist Cooperative, Cambridge

1998-1999 Represented Artist,
Charles-Baltivik Gallery, Provincetown

2000-2001 Represented Artist,
Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown

2002-2003 Featured Artist,
The Gallery at Beachfront Realty, Provincetown

2003 Participant, Artist Project
Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown

2004 Gallery Artist
Robyn Watson Gallery, Provincetown

2004 Spring Solo Exhibition of New Work, Copley Square, Boston
Presented by Robyn Watson Gallery, Provincetown

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