|Biography from Quidley & Company:|
|He was born on Boston’s Beacon Hill in 1945 and spent his college years
taking drawing classes. A self-taught painter, Quidley over the
past 25 years of painting has captured a timeless period, one that will
remain classic through the ages. |
From grinding some of his own pigments and the panels he uses, to the
gold leaf water gild frames that are carefully chosen, Quidley's goal
is to create a painting of quality, beauty, and permanence.
Living on the Massachusetts coast since 1980, Quidley has developed a
strong family business that involves his wife who frames, his son who
manages the business, and his daughter who models.
In 1994 he had a one-man exhibition at the Cahoon Museum of American
Art in Cotuit Massachusetts; he is a Copley Master, and a member of
many affiliations. The artist does select work on commission and
is a renowned portraitist.
According to one critic,
first thing you notice about Peter Quidley's oil paintings is the
shimmering, lustrous character of the light which seems to radiate from
the inside out, as if each picture is infused with its own individual
An evolution has occurred in Quidley's work,
taking his experiences in life and incorporating those ideals and
values into his paintings. One views his paintings and sees his ability
to unravel a narrative in his work.
Taking the harsh realities
of being a combat photographer in Vietnam and filming news in Boston,
Florida, and Saudi Arabia, he has molded his own unique technique of
telling a story--some of mystery, some of mischief, some of simple
innocence. Whether it is a landscape, a still life, a marine piece, or
two women interacting, each painting is permeated with meaning and
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