We are proud to announce that Tiffany Peay Jewel Box will be presenting instruction in oil painting by Peter Dickison for the winter of 2019. Peter Dickison, a Swain School of Design graduate and oil painter extraordinaire, will be offering specially designed lessons for small groups or private sessions at the beautiful, light-filled space of the Jewel Box just off Bellevue Ave. at 152 Mill Street, Newport, RI 02840.
The Jewel Box, known for showing art and exquisite handmade jewelry by Tiffany Peay, will be transformed into a boutique setting for sparkling still life scenarios. Arrange for private lessons or sign up with a friend, Peter is a wonderful and soothing instructor. Enjoy the relaxed, intimate and beautiful setting of the Jewel Box to hone your skills; lessons are tailored to you. Develop a new perspective of color & light as an extension of oil painting.
Please join us on Saturday, January 5, 2019, for an OPEN HOUSE at the Jewel Box AKA Pete’s Paint Box. Sip some tea and explore the possibilities, Peter is open to creating a special winter oil painting program just for you. Expand your vision and get back to the easel. To inquire: firstname.lastname@example.org
The enchanting show current show: Forever Flowers will be the backdrop for the series of lessons. Come see Peter's amazing oil paintings and buy a beautiful still life or a perfect small painting from the Petites Collection featuring roses, zinnias and more. The Petites are sweet 4"x4" personal paintings that are great gifts; portable art or as a set arranged on the wall.
Peter Dickison, native of Rhode Island, studied painting at the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the Yale University Summer School for Art, and the Parson's School of Design Graduate Program in Painting.
After school, Dickison was studio assistant to the artist Nell Blaine (1922-1996), whose exuberant spirit for life and painting was a strong influence. As Assistant Teacher for Drawing with the Cleveland Institute of Art in Lacoste, France, he worked with drawing professor Leonard Stokes, taught landscape and figure drawing, and painted prolifically in the landscape of Provence.
He has exhibited at the Prince Street Gallery in New York City, SUNY Purchase Art Gallery, the Newport Art Museum, Crowell's Fine Art in New Bedford and Deblois Gallery in Newport. He is currently on the faculty of the Newport Art Museum.