Quick updates American Art Collector magazine [Sep-Oct 2023] features Paquette’s work in a special collectors’ article titled Stepping Out by John O’Hern.
In another call to jury duty, Paquette judges the works from the Plein Air Festival at Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, NY, September 16.
Three Paquette gouache paintings were selected for an exhibition honoring the Centennial of the Allegheny National Forest, opening at the Crary Art Gallery
regional museum in Warren, Pennsylvania, September 22.
U.S. Embassy in Ottawa
2022 – 2025

Onoko (Lower Falls), 54 x 38 inches, oil on linen


Onoko (Lower Falls) was selected for installation at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada,
during David L. Cohen’s tenure as Ambassador.

See here some of the other 40 Paquette paintings which the U.S. State Department has displayed
in exhibitions at 21 diplomatic missions around the world.

Triptych commission

Light in the World, 60 x 120 inches, oil on linen


This triad of paintings, Light in the World, was commissioned for the
new headquarters of an international philanthropic organization in 2022.

Georgia Museum of Art Collection

Arrival at the Collections Study Room, Georgia Museum of Art
Arrival at the Collections Study Room, Georgia Museum of Art




The Georgia Museum of Art recently acquired Reckoning after the Flood, oil on linen, 40 x 48 inches,
a key work from the traveling solo museum exhibition about the Mississippi River, America’s River Re-Explored.
It joins two other smaller works in the collection.
The GMoA hosted Vibrant Excursions in 2000, a one-man exhibition of Paquette’s paintings.

Bemidji State University Art Collection

Paquette at the presentation of the collection

Paintings that had been on long-term loan to the Bemidji State University in Minnesota, were recently gifted to the institution,
establishing a new Permanent Art Collection to augment the university’s renowned Harlow ceramic and extensive Kleven Print Collections.
The works on display at the A.C. Clark Library include a series of large paintings done while Paquette was on a three-year fellowship-residency at the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts in Miami Beach in the early 1990s.

LINK – Listen to a short public radio interview recorded when the paintings were given and the collection was inaugurated.
Shown at left is one of the smaller paintings.

Video: A Painting’s Progress



A Painting’s Progress, a short video on YouTube, shows
some of the process of developing a recent large oil painting.
LINK to YouTube video

U.S. State Department / Art-in-Embassies video


The U.S. State Department’s Art in Embassies program
has produced a video about Paquette and his forty paintings
selected for diplomatic installations on five continents.
LINK to YouTube video

Paquette painting in Soderbergh film
Painting with Meryl Streep in Let Them All Talk
Phantom Canyon III, one of the Paquette paintings in the collection of Cunard Line’s
elegant transatlantic steamship Queen Mary 2, shares the screen several times with Meryl Streep
in Steven Soderbergh’s recent film “Let Them All Talk“.
The painting was prominently shown for long segments of seven scenes.
LINK to YouTube video

A larger Paquette painting in the ship’s collection, Broken-Limbed Tree, is in the adjoining Windsor Suite.

LINK to news article: “From Canvas to Silver Screen, Local Artist’s Work Displayed in Streep, Soderbergh Film

Selected recent exhibitions (for a more complete list of exhibitions, please see CV)
      SOLO: Nature as Muse. Meibohm Fine Arts, East Aurora, NY
      SOLO: On Nature. Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
      SOLO: From the North. Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
      Here and There. EVOKE Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
      SOLO: Near Horizons. Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
      SOLO: Thomas Paquette: From the Surface. James K. Schmidt Gallery, Principia College, Elsah, IL
      SOLO: Thomas Paquette: Defined by Water. Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2018 –2019
      SOLO traveling museum exhibition:
      America’s River Re-Explored – Paintings of Mississippi from Source to Gulf
      Videos for this exhibition:
            • Introduction to America’s River Re-Explored narrated by Thomas Paquette
            • Gallery “Walk and Talk”
at Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Recent acquisitions
In 2022, a major private philanthropic organization purchased four site-specific works for their new headquarters. A Paquette triptych in this collection measures 10 feet across by 5 feet high.
In 2022, Georgia Museum of Art acquired a large painting, Reckoning after the Storm, for their collection.
In 2021, five museums acquired new paintings for their collections: The Brinton Museum (Wyoming), Wildling Museum of Art (California), St Bonaventure University Permanent Art Collection (New York), Susquehanna National Heritage Area (Pennsylvania), and Bemidji State University Permanent Art Collection (Minnesota).
In 2020, Minnesota Marine Art Museum acquired the major painting, Alma’s Buena Vista, for their permanent collection.
Also in 2020, Erie Insurance purchased the large oil painting, Cleft [60 x 46 inches, oil on linen] for their collection.
Dubuque Museum of Art and Principia College added Paquette paintings to their permanent collections in 2019 and 2020.
Fox Creek Crossing [64 x 63 inches, oil/canvas] was acquired in 2019 by the Erie Art Museum‘s permanent collection from a private collector in Miami, FL, who bought it when it was shown at the Bass Museum of Art in 1990.
In 2018, the U.S. Department of State acquired Headlands [50 x 40 inches, oil/linen] for permanent installation at the new NATO Headquarters in Brussels. This and selected other Paquette paintings from twenty-one Art in Embassies exhibitions can be seen here. Headlands was originally created for the solo museum exhibition, On Nature’s Terms.

Recent videos
On Nature, Instagram LIVE interview with Morgan Hobbs of Gross McCleaf Gallery, October 2022
Thomas Paquette, video produced by William Wallace III, WPSU public television, July 2019
The United States Department of State’s Art-in-Embassies program has produced a new video about Paquette and his forty paintings selected for exhibitions at embassies on five continents. Link: YouTube
A short video discussing the process of painting, using “Ironwood Trail” as an example.
A short video created by Stratos Media Solutions for InScale Architects about the design of the Paquette painting studio.
A short video discussing the small Paquette paintings that are part of the 2020
Brinton Museum exhibition.
A short
video introducing the paintings in the 2020 Near Horizons exhibition
at Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis.
• Video: Introduction to America’s River Re-Explored
• Video: Gallery “Walk and Talk” at the opening of “America’s River Re-Explored” at Minnesota Marine Art Museum.

Recent interviews, articles and reviews [more complete bibliography here]
Nature as Muse, Art Sync interview with Elizabeth Johnson, October 2022
A Road Leading Many Places, International Artist magazine, October/November 2021
Preview: From the North: Thomas Paquette, by John O’Hern, American Art Collector magazine, November 2021
Thomas Paquette, WPSU public television, produced by William Wallace III, July 2019
Life on the Mississippi by Rochelle Belsito, American Art Collector, April 2019
A conversation with painter Thomas Paquette
by Katie Carter, KBXE-FM and Minnesota NPR affiliate stations, September 2018 – also: Giving Back to Inspire the Future
Artist carries his work and its message to a wide audience interview with NPR Morning Edition host Jay Moran, WBFO-FM, Buffalo, NY, September 2018
The Mississippi and More. Thomas Paquette of Warren has his own style by Brian R. Sheridan, Lake Erie Lifestyle Magazine, July 2018
Atmospheric Lands by John D. O’Hern, American Art Collector magazine, September 2018
America’s River Re-Explored by Charley Parker, Lines and Colors blog, July 2018
What Might Happen? Thomas Paquette’s Mississippi River Odyssey by John Hulsey, The Artist’s Road, June 2018
Thomas Paquette’s Visions of the Mississippi River by Dean Klinkenberg, Mississippi Valley Traveler, April 2018

More Bibliography here>