& Bibliography (below)
Selected press quotes
“These are paintings gesturally accomplished, narrative but not literal and … almost aching in their beauty…. It is that soul that the viewer seeks and, in work after work, finds. These are irresistible paintings.”
Philip Isaacson, Maine Sunday Telegram art critic
“[Paquette] brings a sophisticated sense of color and design to his keenly observed scenes….”
Mary Abbe, Minneapolis Star Tribune
“…[Paquette] distills the essentials of his scenes; he expands perception even as he reduces size and eliminates detail.”
Helen Harrison, New York Times
“Paquette’s paintings give an exuberant impression of being just barely contained by paper or canvas. Each painting is a journey in and of itself.”
Annelies Mondi, On Nature’s Terms catalogue
“…a fascinating new exhibition [On Nature’s Terms : Thomas Paquette paintings]….There is both a visual drama and a peaceable nature connected to the painting, like many in this room, a sensibility and nature appreciation far from the madding, modern and urban realities we are forced to face in the day-to-day.”
Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara News-Press
“Paquette’s approach is fascinating in several ways: his bold and daring compositions, his expressive brushwork, his use of naturalistic and expressionistic color — often within the same painting — and his unconventional treatment of edges. [He] brings his considerable range of technique to bear on a variety of landscape subjects, from intimate woodland interiors to grand vistas of rivers and plains, and in compositions ranging from tiny gouache paintings to large scale oils.”
Charley Parker, LinesAndColors.com
“Whether it’s a tiny, postcard sized gouache… or a wall-sized installation at a college, Thomas Paquette brings to his work the hand of a gifted artist and the spirit of a true poet.”
Mary Soliwoda, In the Artist’s Studio, with Thomas Paquette
“Paquette manages to render you speechless, the same way a visit to the rim of the Grand Canyon can, whether you are looking at his painting of a blueberry bog in Maine or clouds over Hungry Jack Lake.”
Lisa Gensheimer, Erie Times
“What Paquette creates are enticing, balanced, glowing images … rich, filled with light, and … composed in such an eye-pleasing way that the viewer can’t help but want to wander around inside them.”
Roslyn Stendahl, RozWoundUp.com
“Thomas Paquette’s paintings are an oasis. Without posturing, without reference to some ideological complexity, they are, to put it simply, gorgeous.”
Philip Isaacson, Maine Sunday Telegram art critic
“Paquette is, after all is said and done, a realist; but his rendering technique pays attention to paint as paint, areas of color as individual abstract elements; and texture as an exploration in itself. The tension between these opposites, along with his strong sense of value and color and the dynamics of his compositions, are what make his work so fascinating.”
Charley Parker, LinesAndColors.com
“…Paquette finds the soul in the ordinary….”
John O’Hern, American Art Collector
“Paquette is a one-man Neo-Romantic movement, and there is truly a universal feel to his work that separates it from that of other landscape artists.”
R. B. Strauss, Art Matters
Selected Bibliography / Mediography
Brooks, Amanda. “Three Questions – Thomas Paquette” (video interview – link)
U.S. Department of State / Art in Embassies Program [Washington, DC]. July 2021.
Hagberg, Brian. “From Canvas to Silver Screen, Local Artist’s Work Displayed in Streep, Soderbergh Film” (news article – link)
Your Daily Local [Warren, PA]. 21 Dec 2020.
Tidwell, Alyssa. “Here, There, and Everywhere” (exhibition preview article)
American Art Collector [Scottsdale, AZ]. Jun 2020.
O’Hern, John D. “On the Waterfront” (article)
American Art Collector [Scottsdale, AZ]. Apr 2020.
Curtis, Judith A. “Prelude to an Odyssey” (catalogue essay)
From the Surface [The Principia College, Elsah, IL]. Feb 2020.
Moran, Jay. “Wider views found in exhibition of small works” (radio article by NPR Morning Edition host)
WBFO-FM [Buffalo, NY]. 23 Dec 2019.
Parker, Charley. “Thomas Paquette: Defined by Water.” (web article)
LinesAndColors.com. [Philadelphia, PA]. Sep 2019.
Wallace III, William. “Thomas Paquette: Painter from Warren, Pennsylvania” (short feature video)
WPSU (PBS television) [State College, PA]. Jun 2019.
Belsito, Rochelle. “Life on the Mississippi” (feature article on America’s River Re-Explored)
American Art Collector [Scottsdale, AZ]. Apr 2019.
Moran, Jay. “Artist carries his work and its message to a wide audience” (radio feature with Morning Edition host)
WBFO-FM [Buffalo, NY]. 5 Sep 2018.
Carter, Katie. “A conversation with painter Thomas Paquette” (live radio interview)
KBXE-FM and NPR affiliates [Bemidji, MN]. 7 Sep 2018.
Sheridan, Brian R. “Mississippi and More. Thomas Paquette of Warren has his own style.” (feature article)
Lake Erie Lifestyle Magazine. [Erie, PA]. Aug 29, 2018. pp 74-78.
O’Hern, John D. “Atmospheric Lands.” (article)
American Art Collector. [Scottsdale, AZ]. Sep 2018.
Parker, Charley. “America’s River Re-Explored.” (web article)
LinesAndColors.com. [Philadelphia, PA]. Jul 2018.
Kane, Kelly. “Beaches and Coastlines.” (feature article)
Plein Air Magazine. [Boca Raton, FL]. Aug-Sep 2018.
Hulsey, John. “What might happen? Thomas Paquette’s river Odyssey.” (web article)
The Artist’s Road. [theartistsroad.net]. April 2018.
Klinkenberg, Dean. “Thomas Paquette’s Visions of the Mississippi River’.” (web interview)
Mississippi Valley Traveler. [mississippivalleytraveler.com]. April 2018.
Curtis, Judith. “Prelude to an Odyssey.” (essay for America’s River Re-Explored catalog)
Eyeful Press. [Warren PA]. April 2018.
Rose, Rebecca. “A river runs through them.” (cover story review)
Santa Maria Sun. [Santa Maria, CA]. 21 Feb 2018.
Hall, The Honorable Anne. “United States Embassy – Vilnius.” (exhibition catalogue)
Art in Embassies Program, Department of State. [Washington, DC]. July 2017.
Kunst, Melissa. “‘Resting Place’ reminds us that ‘this country, regardless of its stuggles, is home’.” (review)
Chautauquan Daily. [Chautauqua, NY]. 08 July 2017.
Jereb, Adrianna. “Resting Place: Artists keep eyes on the horizon in Strohl landscape show.” (feature)
Chautauquan Daily. [Chautauqua, NY]. 05 July 2017.
Moran, Jay. “Artist remains committed to cherished landscape” (radio feature)
WBFO-FM NPR affiliate, [Buffalo, NY]. 20 Dec 2017.
French, Katherine. As We See It: the collection of Gail and Ernst von Metzsch (book)
New Britain Museum of American Art. [New Britain, CT]. 2016.
Gross, Stacey. “Spanning the globe: Paquette’s works see the world through Arts in Embassies Program.” (feature)
Times Observer. [Warren, PA]. 17 Dec 2016.
Pinchot, Joe. “Landscape painting ‘essential’ in modern age.” (feature)
Sharon Herald. [Sharon, PA]. 8 Sep 2016.
Abbe, Mary. “The parks that art built.” (feature)
Minneapolis Star Tribune. [Minneapolis, MN]. 14 Jun 2016.
Carlson, Jeffrey. “Touching on Water – Necessity for life and artist’s inspiration” (feature)
Fine Art Connoisseur. [Boynton Beach, FL]. 29 Jan 2015.
ArtDaily.org. “Touching on Water at the Rockwell Museum” (preview)
ArtDaily.com. Internet Art Magazine. [USA]. 26 Jan 2015.
WENY TV News. “Celebrating Nature” (feature)
WENY HDTV News. [Horseheads, NY.]. 26 Jan 2015.
Moran, Jay. “On Nature’s Terms” (radio feature)
WBFO-FM NPR affiliate, [Buffalo, NY]. 6 Nov 2014.
Norris, Josie. “On Natures’s Terms” (feature)
The Conservation Alliance. [Bend, OR] 2 Oct 2014.
Woodard, Josef. “The Art and Challenge of Keeping it Wild – Paquette at the Wildling Museum.” (review)
Santa Barbara News-Press. [Santa Barbara, CA]. 21 Feb 2014.
Parker, Charley. “Thomas Paquette – On Nature’s Terms.” (preview)
LinesAndColors.com. [Philadelphia, PA]. 15 Jan 2014
Parker, Charley. “Thomas Paquette – Souvenir.” (review)
LinesAndColors.com. [Philadelphia, PA]. 11 Feb 2013
O’Hern, John D. “Thomas Paquette: The Conserved Maine Landscape.” (preview)
American Art Collector. [Scottsdale, AZ]. Jun 2011.
Hulsey, John. “Voices of Experience: A Video Interview with Thomas Paquette.” (Skype interview)
TheArtistsRoad.net [Lawrence, KS]. Mar 2011.
Abbe, Mary. “The Substance of Light.” (review)
Minneapolis Star Tribune. [Minneapolis, MN]. 28 Nov 2010.
Roselle, James; Dennis Webster. “Seeing the Trees Exhibition.” (radio interview)
WJTN Radio. [Jamestown, NY]. Jul 8, 2010.
Soliwoda, Mary. “In the Artist’s Studio with Thomas Paquette.” (interview)
Windham Fine Arts. [Windham, NY]. Feb 2010.
McAvoy, Suzette. “Capturing the Color of Light.” (feature)
Maine Home+Design. [Portland, ME]. Aug 2009.
Molarsky, Mona. “Adirondack Art Today.” (review)
ARTnews. [New York, NY]. May 2009.
Eastham, Alan. United States Embassy in Brazzaville. (catalog)
Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State. [Washington, DC] Apr 2009.
Scott, Doug. Our Wilderness: America’s Common Ground (book)
Fulcrum Books. [Golden, CO]. 2009.
Stendahl, Roslyn. “Profile: Thomas Paquette’s Gouache Landscapes.” (book review)
RozWoundUp. [Weblog]. 17 Apr 2009.
Thill, Mary. “Exhibition of Contemporary Adirondack Masters.” (review)
Adirondack Almanack. [Lake Placid, NY]. 5 Apr 2009.
Parker, Charley. “Thomas Paquette – update.” (review)
LinesAndColors.com. [Philadelphia, PA]. 18 Sep 2008.
Paquette, Thomas. “Intimate Landscapes gallery talk” (feature)
WCCO Television. [Minneapolis, MN] June 2008
O’Hern, John D. “Coming of Spring.” (feature)
American Art Collector. [Scottsdale, AZ]. Mar 2008.
Glazer, Charles. United States Embassy, San Salvador. (catalog)
Art in Embassies Program. US Department of State. [Washington, DC] 2008.
Little, Carl. “In Residence.” (article)
Island Journal. [Rockland, ME]. 2008.
Parker, Charley. Thomas Paquette. (review)
LinesAndColors.com. [Philadelphia, PA]. 13 Mar 2007.
Rose, Joshua. “American Arcadia.” (feature)
American Art Collector. [Scottsdale, AZ]. Mar 2007.
Mansfield, Sally E. Thomas Paquette – Gouaches. (book essay)
Eyeful Press [Warren, PA]. Jan 2007.
Gensheimer, Lisa. “Snowshoe Heaven.” (Gouaches book review)
Erie Times. [Erie, PA]. 14 Dec 2006.
Dearinger, David. “Visions of the Susquehanna: 250 Years of Paintings by American Masters.” (exhibition catalogue)
Lancaster Museum of Art . [Lancaster, PA]. Sep 2006.
Mayo, Marcia, ed. U.S. Embassy Athens. (catalogue)
Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State. [Washington, DC] 2006.
Wells, Dean. “Paquette releases book of miniature watercolor paintings.” (news)
Times Observer [Warren, PA]. 5 Oct 2006.
Rose, Joshua. “A year long process makes these paintings a perfect mix of structure and theory.” (feature)
American Art Collector. [Scottsdale, AZ]. Aug 2006.
Wells, Dean. “Artist back from lectures in Greece.” (news)
Times Observer [Warren, PA]. 2 Feb 2006.
Zatheiriadoi, Maritainas. “Art, the Best Ambassador.” (feature)
Eleutheros Typos (Free Press). [Athens, Greece]. 27 Jan 2006.
Katkowski, Rob. “Is Landscape Contemporary?” (interview)
Shop Talk. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania [Edinboro, PA]. Spring 2005.
Strauss, R.B. “Delaware Roundup” (review)
Art Matters. [Philadelphia, PA]. Jan 2005.
Edwards, John. “Route 66” (review)
Erie Times. [Erie, PA]. 9 Dec 2004.
Conroy, Gregory. “Paquette is an Ambassador of Art” (feature)
Southern Illinois University Alumni Magazine, [Edwardsville, IL]. Oct 2004.
O’Hern, John D. “Thomas Paquette: Traversed Lands.” (catalogue essay)
Erie Art Museum. [Erie, PA]. Sep 2004.
Shaw, Kurt. “Landmark exhibit documents historic Lincoln Highway.” (review)
Pittsburgh Tribune Review. [Pittsburgh, PA]. 14 Mar 2004.
Thomas, Mary. “Historic Lincoln Highway drives exhibition of painting, photography.” (review)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. [Pittsburgh, PA]. 4 Mar 2004.
Paal, Douglas. New England in Contemporary American Art. (catalogue)
American Institute in Taiwan. [Taipei, Taiwan]. Feb 2004.
Ray, Charles. America: Land of Diversity. (catalogue)
United States Embassy in Cambodia. [Phnom Penh, Cambodia]. Feb 2004.
Isaacson, Philip. “At Jameson Gallery, Pure Poetry on Canvas.” (exhibition review – At Jameson Gallery, Pure Poetry on Canvas link)
Maine Sunday Telegram. [Portland, ME]. 15 Oct 2003.
Gannon, Victoria. “Resonant Views.” (review)
Casco Bay Weekly. [Portland, ME]. 17 Oct 2002.
Wells, Dean. “Thomas Paquette: The World of Naturalism.” (cover story feature)
Artefakt Magazine. [Buffalo, NY]. Sep 2002.
Zurn, Jon. “Thomas Paquette: The Land Observed.” (catalogue)
Crary Art Gallery. [Warren, PA]. Apr 2002.
Baxter, Kathleen. “On View” (Georgia Museum of Art solo show feature)
American Artist Magazine [New York, NY]. Sep 2001.
Bloodgood, Josephine. “Vibrant Excursions: Paintings by Thomas Paquette” (catalogue)
Georgia Museum of Art. [Athens, GA]. July 2001.
Bussiere, Gregory, and Visser, Randy. “New Directions in the Visual Arts: Thomas Paquette.” (documentary video)
Maine Public Broadcasting. [Lewiston, ME]. 2001
LaPage, Will. “Nature ‘Speaks’ — Exploring the Inspiration of Public Parklands.” (feature)
Legacy Magazine. [Ft. Collins, CO]. Nov/Dec 2001.
Harlow, Doug. “Painting Recovered.” (news)
Morning Sentinel. [Waterville, ME]. 27 Feb 2001.
Harlow, Doug. “Police investigate art theft at Colby.” (news)
Morning Sentinel. [Waterville, ME]. 22 Jan 2001.
Abbe, Mary. “Gardens of the Mind.” (review)
Minneapolis Star Tribune. [Minneapolis, MN]. 2 Jun 2000.
Beem, Edgar Allen. “Nine from the Nineties.” (feature)
Maine Times. [Bangor, Maine]. 27 Jan 2000.
Harrison, Helen. “Intimate Landscapes.” (review)
New York Times. [New York, NY]. 3 Dec 2000.
McLean, Genetta. “Carried Away: The Joy of Collecting Art in Maine.” (catalogue)
Bates College Museum of Art. [Lewiston, ME]. 11 Jun – 8 Aug 1999.
O’Leary, Hon. John. Maine Light. (catalogue, Santiago, Chile)
Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State. [Washington, CE]. 1999.
Peladeau, Marius. Essay for “Looking at Katahdin.” (catalogue)
L.C. Bates Museum. [Hinckley, ME]. 12 Oct 1999.
Zevitas, Steven, editor. New American Paintings. (book)
Open Studios Press. [Wellesly, MA]. 1998.
[television interview] “Collioure and Painting.” (television news documentary)
France 2 News [France]. (broadcast 21 May 1998) [Documenting the influence of Collioure on painting since Matisse.]
Little, Carl and Skolnick, Arnold. Art of the Maine Islands. (book)
Downeast Books [Camden, ME]. 1997.
[back cover & inside story] Orion Magazine. (feature)
“Art in the National Parks.” [Great Barrington, MA]. Spring 1997.
Lapin, Mary Beth. “The art of moving paint around.” (feature)
Casco Bay Weekly. [Portland, ME]. 5 Dec 1996.
McCorkle, Henry. “Eye on Art” (radio feature)
WPKM FM. [Scarborough, ME]. 20 Nov 1996.
Isaacson, Philip. “At Round Top, big things come in little Paquettes.” (review)
Maine Sunday Telegram. [Portland, ME]. 27 Aug 1995.
Greenleaf, Ken. “‘Essential Landscapes’ show painter’s colors.” (review)
Maine Sunday Telegram. [Portland, ME]. 10 Apr 1994.
Sprunt-Tate, Haines. “Paquette at Maine Coast Artists: two ways to preserve the landscape.” (review)
Maine Times. [Portland, ME]. 22 Apr 1994.
Fleming, Lee. “Paquette at Mahler.” (review)
Washington Post. [Washington, DC]. 2 Oct 1993.
Shaughnessy, Michael. “The Transforming View: Paintings by Thomas Paquette.” (exhibition essay)
University of Southern Maine. [Portland, ME]. Oct 1993.
Welzenbach, Michael. “Landscapes of light and shadow.” (review)
Washington Post. [Washington, DC]. 11 July 1992.
Kohen, Helen. “Contemporaries in Our Midst.” (review)
Miami Herald. [Miami, FL]. 12 May 1991.
Damian, Carol. Essay for “Contemporaries in Our Midst” (catalogue)
Bass Museum. [Miami Beach, FL]. 2 May 1991.
[television interview] “South Beach.” (television documentary)
Public Broadcasting Service. (broadcast 7 Feb 19 1991.) [PBS Special, spotlighting Miami Beach’s burgeoning art scene.]
Tuyl, Laura Van. “Miami spotlights new painters.” (feature)
Christian Science Monitor. [Boston, MA]. 19 May 1991.
Kohen, Helen. “Pair of exhibitions at Bass Museum doesn’t add up to a whole lot.” (review)
Miami Herald. [Miami, FL]. 17 May 1990. [“The show is salvaged by the more finely tuned works by Thomas Paquette.”]
Phillips, Lisa. Essay for “Contemporaries in Our Midst.” (catalogue)
Bass Museum. [Miami Beach, FL]. 17 May 1990.
Cohen, Mark A. “Art in Corporate Collections” (catalogue)
North Miami Museum of Contemporary Art. [North Miami, FL]. 4 May 1990.
Meadows, Gail. “The artists at the heart of the cultural community.” (feature)
Miami Herald. [Miami, FL]. 8 May 1989.