ARTIST STATEMENT

I am a painter in the purist sense of the word and my vision for the subject matter is expressive
and from the heart. I have a devoted passion for the landscape as well as a love for the oil medium. 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Landmark Gallery, Kennebunkport ME
Wiscasett Bay Gallery, Wiscasett ME
Todd Bonita Gallery, Ogunquit ME, Portsmouth NH
McBride Gallery, Annapolis MD
Finger Lakes Gallery Canandaigua NY
David Lussier Gallery, Woodstock CT

SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITIONS

78th Annual Allied Artists of America, National Arts Club, NY  1991
49th Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich CT  1992
50th Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich CT 1993          
Solo Exhibition, Noroton Gallery, Darien CT 1993
51st Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich CT 1994
Going Public, Group Exhibition, Beaux Arts Gallery, Southbury CT 1994
52nd Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich CT 1994
Round Of Circles, Group Exhibition, Camp Gallery, Moodus CT 1995
Recent Works, Group Exhibition, Fenton River Gallery, Willington CT 1995
Open Studio Exhibition, David Lussier Gallery, Woodstock CT 1995
Solo Exhibition, Noroton Gallery, Darien CT 1996
Solo Exhibition, Gallery at Grille 207, Hartford CT 1997
Open Studio Exhibition, David Lussier Gallery, Woodstock CT 1997
New England Views, David Lussier Gallery, Woodstock CT 1998
Open Studio Exhibition, David Lussier Gallery, Woodstock CT 1998
Open Studio Exhibition, David Lussier Gallery, Woodstock CT 1999
Celebration of Connecticut Farms, CT Farmland Trust, Hartford CT 2000
Solo Exhibition Glenn Oaks Community College, Centreville MI 2000
Young New England Old Masters, Group Exhibition, Noroton Gallery, Darien CT 2000

EXHIBITIONS  continued

Open Studio Exhibition, David Lussier Gallery, Woodstock CT 2000
Celebration of Connecticut Farms, CT Farmland Trust, Hartford CT 2001
Hudson Valley Art Association Annual, Hastings On Hudson, NY 2001
Annual CT Plein Air Painters Society Exhibition, Hartford Fine Art, East Hartford CT 2001
Open Studio Exhibition, David Lussier Gallery, Woodstock CT 2001
Shared Lives, Shared Art, Quinnebaug Valley Community College, Danielson CT 2002
Solo Exhibition, The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown MA 2002
Celebration of Connecticut Farms, CT Farmland Trust, Hartford CT 2002
Art In The Garden, Bradford Farm Gallery, Woodstock CT 2002
Open Studio Exhibition, David Lussier Gallery, Woodstock CT 2002
American Impressionism, The Harrison Gallery Williamstown MA 2003
Solo Exhibition, Noroton Gallery, Darien CT 2003
Rockport Art Association, Members Summer Exhibition, Rockport MA 2003
Rockport Art Association, Members Fall Exhibition, Rockport MA 2003
Celebration of Connecticut Farms, CT Farmland Trust, Hartford CT 2003
Open Studio Exhibition, David Lussier Gallery, Woodstock CT 2003
American Impressionism, The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown MA 2004
New England Plein Air, Solo Exhibition, Studio 33, Stonington CT2004
Celebration of Connecticut Farms, CT Farmland Trust, Hartford CT 2004
Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna CA 2004
Hudson Valley Art Association Annual, Hastings On Hudson NY 2004
Open Studio Exhibition, David Lussier Gallery, Woodstock CT 2004
Connecticut Plein Air Painters Annual Exhibition, Hartford Fine Art, East Hartford CT 2004
American Impressionism, The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown MA 2005
Solo Exhibition, Rockport Art Association, Rockport MA 2005
Plein Aire Masters, Group Exhibition, Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich CT 2005
National Academy of Professional Plein Air Painters, Member Exhibition, National Arts Club NY 2005
Connecticut River Plein Air Invitational, CT River Museum, Essex CT 2005
Rockport Art Association, Members Fall Exhibition, Rockport MA 2005
Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna CA 2005
Hudson Valley Art Association Annual, Hastings On Hudson NY 2005
Solo Exhibition, Labriola Gallery, Stamford CT 2005

EXHIBITIONS  continued

Open Studio Exhibition, David Lussier Gallery, Woodstock CT 2005
American Impressionism, The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown MA 2006
The Natural World Observed, NAPPAP, Elk Horn Gallery, Winter Park CO 2006
New England Impressions, Meridian Galleries, Nantucket MA 2006
Celebration of Connecticut Farms, CT Farmland Trust, Hartford CT 2006
Paint! Plein Air Masters, Massachusetts Horticulture Society, Wellesley MA 2006
Artists For The New Century, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington VT 2006
Solo Exhibition, Labriola Gallery, Stamford CT 2006
Into Plein Aire, Meridian Galleries, Nantucket MA 2006
Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna CA 2006
Open Studio Exhibition, David Lussier Gallery, Woodstock CT 2006
American Impressionism, The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown MA 2007
The Natural World Observed, NAPPAP, Texas Art Gallery, Dallas TX 2007
Into Plein Aire, Meridian Galleries, Nantucket MA 2007
Wayne Plein Air Festival, Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA 2007
Fourth Annual Wet Paint, Coleman Fine Art, Charleston SC 2007
Open Studio Exhibition, David Lussier Gallery, Woodstock CT 2007
American Impressionism, The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown MA 2008
Small Works Exhibition, The Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington VT 2008
Into Plein Aire, Meridian Galleries, Nantucket MA 2008
Wayne Plein Air Festival, Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA 2008
Hudson Valley Art Association Annual, Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme CT 2008
Group Exhibition, Four Starr Gallery & Frame Studio, Stonington CT 2008
Solo Exhibition, Labriola Gallery, Stamford CT 2008
Open Studio Exhibition, David Lussier Gallery, Woodstock CT 2008
American Impressionism, The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown MA 2009
Door County Plein Air Invitational, Door County WI 2009
Into Plein Aire, Meridian Galleries, Nantucket MA 2009
Wayne Plein Air Festival, Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA 2009
Tweed Museum of Art, NAPPAP Member Exhibition, Duluth MN 2009
Hudson Valley Art Association Annual, Ridgewood Art Association, Ridgewood NJ  2009
Masterpieces in Miniature, Rockport Art Association, Rockport MA 2009
Open Studio Exhibition, David Lussier Gallery, Woodstock CT 2009
American Impressionism, The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown MA 2010
Sedona Plein Air Invitational, Sedona AZ 2010

EXHIBITIONS  continued

Wayne Plein Air Festival, Wayne PA 2010
Masterstrokes, LPAPA Signature Member Exhibition, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach CA 2010
Cranford Plein Air Event, Cranford, NJ 2010
Snow Hill Paint Out, Snow Hill MD 2011
Wayne Plein Air Festival, Wayne PA 2011
Rockport Art Association, One Man Show  2011
Wayne Plein Air Festival, Wayne PA 2012
Paint Annapolis, Annapolis, PA 2012
True North Gallery, Kennebunkport ME 2012
Randy Higbee Gallery, CA 2012
Open Studio David Lussier Gallery 2012
Wayne Plein Air Festival, Wayne PA 2013
Open Studio David Lussier Gallery 2013
Wayne Plein Air Festival, Wayne PA 2014
Easels In Frederick, Frederick MD 2014
Paint Annapolis, Annapolis MD 2014
The Best Of The Chesapeake, McBride Gallery, Annapolis MD 2014
Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society Annual Exhibition, Hartford CT 2014
Open Studio David Lussier Gallery 2014
Randy Higbee Gallery, CA 2014

SELECTED AWARDS  

Award Of Excellence, Connecticut Plein Ar Painters Society Annual Exhibition 2014
First Place, Quick Draw, Annapolis MD 2014
Best Of Show, Paint Annapolis 2014
Second Place, Easels In Frederick 2014
Honorable Mention, Wayne Plein Air Festival 2014
Second Place, Quick Draw, Annapolis MD 2012
Best Of Show, Paint Annapolis 2012
3rd Place Award, Wayne Plein Air Festival 2012
Frank Spradling Memorial Award, Hudson Valley Art Association 80th Annual 2011
First Place Award, Wayne Plein Air Festival 2011
2nd Place Award, Cranford Plein Air Event 2010
Mrs. John Newington Award of Excellence, Hudson Valley Art Association  79th Annual 2010
Philip Shumaker Memorial Award, Hudson Valley Art Association 78th Annual 2009
Best of Show Award, Wayne Plein Air Festival 2009
Best of Show Award, Wayne Plein Air Festival 2007
Varvara Pellington Award, Hudson Valley Art Association 73rd Annual 2004
James Roumbanis Award, Rockport Art Association 2003
Rockport Art Association Award, Rockport Art Association 2003
Paul Strisik Award For Excellence, Hudson Valley Art Association  70th Annual 2001              

EDUCATION

Paier College of Art, Hamden CT 1977-1981
Lyme Academy of Fine Arts 1990-1991
Independent Research of the palette systems of Robert Henri, George Bellows & the Ashcan School 1992-1994
Charles Movalli Workshop 1990-1991
George Carpenter - Private Instruction 1993-2000

PUBLICATIONS

American Artist Magazine Feature Article 1995
American Artist Magazine Feature Article 2004
American Artist Workshop Magazine Feature Article 2005
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Feature Article 2006
American Art Collector Feature Article 2007
Best of America - Oil Painters, volume 2   L-Z  Kennedy Publishing 2009
American Artist Magazine Feature Article 2010
My New England by David Lussier  2014    

TEACHING

David Lussier Plein Air Workshops, New England                                                           
Glenn Oaks Community College, Centreville MI                                                   
South Coast Learning Network, New Bedford MA                                 
Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme CT                                                                             
Rochester Arts Club, Rochester NY                                                                  
Brevard Museum of Arts & Science, Melbourne FL                                 
Richmond Art Workshops, Richmond VA                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bucks County Art Workshops, Hillstown PA
Foxboro Art Association, Foxboro MA
Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA
Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters, Snow Hill MD
Kennebunkport ME
Stonington ME
Canandaigua, New York
Rye Art Center, Rye New York
Lunenburg Art Association, Lunenburg Nova Scotia
Mystic Maritime Gallery, Mystic CT

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Impressionists Society
American Society of Marine Artists
Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society
Hudson Valley Art Association
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
North Shore Arts Association
Rockport Art Association