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Thomas Paquette

On Nature

October 2022

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8pm Sky  16" x 12"  Oil On Linen

8pm Sky

16" x 12"

Oil On Linen

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8pm Sky Study  7" x 5"  Oil On Clayboard

8pm Sky (study)

7" x 5"

Oil On Clayboard

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Above The Falls Study  4" x 3"  Oil On Linen Mounted

Above The Falls (study) (SOLD)

4" x 3"

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Allegheny Plateau Vista  34" x 60"  Oil On Linen

Allegheny Plateau Vista

34" x 60"

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Autumn Sunset On Aspen  28" x 20"  Oil On Linen

Autumn Sunset On Aspen

28" x 20"

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Blue Sky Plateau  16" x 12"  Oil On Linen

Blue Sky Plateau

16" x 12"

Oil On Linen

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Delaware Water Gap From Tammany Trail  18" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Delaware Water Gap From Tammany Trail

18" x 24"

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Distant Arc: I-280  34" x 42"  Oil On Linen

Distant Arc: I-280

34" x 42"

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Distant Arc of I-280  14" x 16"  Oil On Linen

Distant Arc of I-280

14" x 16"

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End Of Harvest  24" x 40"  Oil On Linen

End Of Harvest

24" x 40"

Oil On Linen

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Fargo TreesĀ (SOLD)  16" x 14"  Oil On Linen

Fargo Trees (SOLD)

16" x 14"

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Fishing Reverie  22" x 32"  Oil On Linen

Fishing Reverie

22" x 32"

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French Creek  28" x 40"  Oil On Linen

French Creek

28" x 40"

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French Creek (study)  4" x 5.5"  Oil On Linen Mounted

French Creek (study)

4" x 5.5"

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Highland Haze  18" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Highland Haze

18" x 24"

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Ironwood Trail  46" x 74"  Oil On Linen

Ironwood Trail (SOLD)

46" x 74"

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Light In The World II  9" x 6"  Oil On Paper Mounted On Birch Panel

Light In The World II (SOLD)

9" x 6"

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Light's Last Reach  14" x 22"  Oil On Linen

Light's Last Reach

14" x 22"

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Millay's Woods  9" x 12"  Oil On Masonite

Millay's Woods

9" x 12"

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Occluding Clouds  16" x 14"  Oil On Linen

Occluding Clouds

16" x 14"

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Post-Storm Light  20" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Post-Storm Light

20" x 30"

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Recursion  20" x 28"  Oil On Linen

Recursion

20" x 28"

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Ruby Evening  16" x 14"  Oil On Linen

Ruby Evening (SOLD)

16" x 14"

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Variations On Post-Storm Light I  3.25" x 5"  Oil On Paper Mounted On Birch Panel

Variations On Post-Storm Light I

3.25" x 5"

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Variations On Post-Storm Light II  3.25" x 5"  Oil On Paper Mounted On Birch Panel

Variations On Post-Storm Light II (SOLD)

3.25" x 5"

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Veritas Caput (Itasca)  48" x 36"  Oil On Linen

Veritas Caput (Itasca)

48" x 36"

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Wandering Waters  32" x 22"  Oil On Linen

Wandering Waters

32" x 22"

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Wilderness Falls (large)  54" x 40"  Oil On Linen

Wilderness Falls (large)

54" x 40"

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Wilderness Falls (small)  4" x 3"  Oil On Linen Mounted

Wilderness Falls (small) (SOLD)

4" x 3"

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Wilderness Falls III  7" x 5"  Oil On Panel

Wilderness Falls III

7" x 5"

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8pm Sky  16" x 12"  Oil On Linen

8pm Sky

16" x 12"

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8pm Sky Study  7" x 5"  Oil On Clayboard

8pm Sky (study)

7" x 5"

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Above The Falls Study  4" x 3"  Oil On Linen Mounted

Above The Falls (study) (SOLD)

4" x 3"

Oil On Linen Mounted

Allegheny Plateau Vista  34" x 60"  Oil On Linen

Allegheny Plateau Vista

34" x 60"

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Autumn Sunset On Aspen  28" x 20"  Oil On Linen

Autumn Sunset On Aspen

28" x 20"

Oil On Linen

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Blue Sky Plateau  16" x 12"  Oil On Linen

Blue Sky Plateau

16" x 12"

Oil On Linen

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Delaware Water Gap From Tammany Trail  18" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Delaware Water Gap From Tammany Trail

18" x 24"

Oil On Linen

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Distant Arc: I-280  34" x 42"  Oil On Linen

Distant Arc: I-280

34" x 42"

Oil On Linen

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Distant Arc of I-280  14" x 16"  Oil On Linen

Distant Arc of I-280

14" x 16"

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End Of Harvest  24" x 40"  Oil On Linen

End Of Harvest

24" x 40"

Oil On Linen

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Fargo TreesĀ (SOLD)  16" x 14"  Oil On Linen

Fargo Trees (SOLD)

16" x 14"

Oil On Linen

 

Fishing Reverie  22" x 32"  Oil On Linen

Fishing Reverie

22" x 32"

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French Creek  28" x 40"  Oil On Linen

French Creek

28" x 40"

Oil On Linen

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French Creek (study)  4" x 5.5"  Oil On Linen Mounted

French Creek (study)

4" x 5.5"

Oil On Linen Mounted

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Highland Haze  18" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Highland Haze

18" x 24"

Oil On Linen

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Ironwood Trail  46" x 74"  Oil On Linen

Ironwood Trail (SOLD)

46" x 74"

Oil On Linen

Light In The World II  9" x 6"  Oil On Paper Mounted On Birch Panel

Light In The World II (SOLD)

9" x 6"

Oil On Paper Mounted On Birch Panel

Light's Last Reach  14" x 22"  Oil On Linen

Light's Last Reach

14" x 22"

Oil On Linen

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Millay's Woods  9" x 12"  Oil On Masonite

Millay's Woods

9" x 12"

Oil On Masonite

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Occluding Clouds  16" x 14"  Oil On Linen

Occluding Clouds

16" x 14"

Oil On Linen

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Post-Storm Light  20" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Post-Storm Light

20" x 30"

Oil On Linen

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Recursion  20" x 28"  Oil On Linen

Recursion

20" x 28"

Oil On Linen

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Ruby Evening  16" x 14"  Oil On Linen

Ruby Evening (SOLD)

16" x 14"

Oil On Linen

Variations On Post-Storm Light I  3.25" x 5"  Oil On Paper Mounted On Birch Panel

Variations On Post-Storm Light I

3.25" x 5"

Oil On Paper Mounted On Birch Panel

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Variations On Post-Storm Light II  3.25" x 5"  Oil On Paper Mounted On Birch Panel

Variations On Post-Storm Light II (SOLD)

3.25" x 5"

Oil On Paper Mounted On Birch Panel

Veritas Caput (Itasca)  48" x 36"  Oil On Linen

Veritas Caput (Itasca)

48" x 36"

Oil On Linen

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Wandering Waters  32" x 22"  Oil On Linen

Wandering Waters

32" x 22"

Oil On Linen

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Wilderness Falls (large)  54" x 40"  Oil On Linen

Wilderness Falls (large)

54" x 40"

Oil On Linen

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Wilderness Falls (small)  4" x 3"  Oil On Linen Mounted

Wilderness Falls (small) (SOLD)

4" x 3"

Oil On Linen Mounted

Wilderness Falls III  7" x 5"  Oil On Panel

Wilderness Falls III

7" x 5"

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Thomas Paquette - On Nature - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Fargo Trees, 16" x 14", Oil On Linen

“Landscape is indeed an inspiring subject to someone who values surprise, change, nuance, and natural processes. Landscapes are intrinsically creative forces. First, they evolve as complex systems from the interactions of geologic, biotic, and climatic forces over time. Then, when experienced as subjective witnesses, landscapes offer a light unique to that moment. The observer sees not just with her eyes but with layers of knowledge, familiarity, emotions, and, most crucially, curiosity.”

- Thomas Paquette

Thomas Paquette - On Nature - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Allegheny Plateau Vista, 34″ x 60″, Oil On Linen

On Nature features over thirty new landscape paintings from Gross McCleaf artist, environmentalist, and explorer, Thomas Paquette. Brilliant arrays of color depict lush terrain, hazy mountains, rushing rivers, and panoramic vistas, where subtle and sensitive details in light and atmosphere are perfectly captured. Paquette’s spaces unfold through his application of oil paint in rich, textural strokes of color, creating value and chromatic relationships where shapes and form emerge.

Although his compositions suggest many distinct vantage points in their environments, varying from immersion to that of a remote observer, few human interactions with nature are presented. Paquette instead seems to focus on the rugged persistence of Mother Earth.

Paquette’s paintings, both large and small, are meditations on natural beauty and the sublime. Nature becomes an unpredictable force, offering pleasant blue skies and scenic waterways along with moments of searing heat, thick humidity, and muddied, gushing creeks. Presenting the complexity and grandeur of the natural world, Paquette’s work captures the immensity of these landscapes with scenes that inspire awe and reverence.

Thomas Paquette - On Nature - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Ironwood Trail, 46″ x 74″, Oil On Linen

Thomas Paquette - On Nature - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Distant Arc: I-280, 34″ x 42″, Oil On Linen

Thomas Paquette currently lives and works in Warren, Pennsylvania on the edge of the Allegheny National Forest. He received an MFA from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville and a BFA in Painting from Bemidji State University. He has been an artist in residence in Miami Beach through the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA), and many other residency programs including those at Yosemite, Acadia, and Rocky Mountain national parks, the Aegean Arts and Cultural Exchange in Greece, and the American Academy in Rome.

Paquette has had many notable exhibitions including solo exhibitions at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Dubuque Museum of Art, The Erie Art Museum, Georgia Museum of Art, The Rockwell Museum, and Westmoreland Museum of American Art. He has shown his work in the Art in Embassies Program through the United States Department of State in twenty embassies on five continents. His work is collected in museums and private collections across the world. 

Thomas Paquette - On Nature - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Wilderness Falls (large), 54″ x 40″, Oil On Linen