Contact Information

Harvey R. Peterson
111 Pound Hill Rd
Northport, Maine 04849
(207) 338-5231

E-mail:
hputter1@gmail.com


Biography:

Born in Seattle, Washington, Harvey has spent most of his adult life immersed in the world of art and doing what he loves best: exploring and creating. With a BFA and MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Harvey spent over 2 decades teaching and educating in the Baltimore area at the Bryn Mawr and Gilman Schools, before moving to Belfast, Maine in 1997, where he currently has his studio and gallery. With many one man shows and representation in some of the leading galleries on both the east and west coasts, Harvey continues to attract much deserved attention with his fine crafted and captivating sculptures. Most recent shows included, "Peterson on the Porch" @ Ten High Street Gallery in Camden, Maine and "Work of the Hand", at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, in Rockport, Maine.

In his own words:

These folk art figures grow out of my fascination with various forms of antique folk art where the figure plays a central role. Whether they be whirligigs, figureheads, advertising pieces, weather vanes, limberjacks, or primitive sculpture, I'm interested in the variety of materials, handling, and expression I find. In addition, I am interested in self taught, primitive, raw, and outsider art and though my formal training precludes my designation as such, I do try to access that part of my creative being to bring my figures to life. They are constructed from a variety of materials, including: simply carved and constructed wood, fabrics, found objects, paper ephemera, metal leaf, and paint applied, then finished with different stains and varnishes to create the patina of age. Both gesture and articulation are also important considerations. The bases are an integral part of the work rather than mere supports for the piece.

Current Exhibitions

Ten High Street Gallery in Camden, ME

Current Works @ Just Folk, Summerland, CA


MAG Items For Sale in the Museum


Boumi Shriner
Polychromed wood ~ 33 1/2" h x 13"w

Other Works by the Artist


Heisman


Oath Taker



High Style Lady
 
Straight Jacket

 

Balthus Boy


Loose Rung Ladder Man

3 Drawer Tramp

Binnacle-Chart Lady



At Your Service

Darling Clementine

Wading Fly Fisherman

40" x 16" x 12"


Goodwill Striped Man
 
50" x 20" x 18"



Kemp's Step Ahead Mixed Nuts

34" x 19" x 9"


Measured Lady Lawn Bowler

25" x 28" x 5"


  Waterville Dowser
47" x 24" x 9"



Blueprint Worker #1

38"H x 12"W x 7"D

Blueprint Workman #2
 
38"H x 12"W x 7"D


Dimestore Umbrella

48"H x 20"W x 12"D

Figurehead/Frenchman's Bay

40"H x16"W x 6"D

Jiffy Mop Man
 
38"H x 25"W x 7"D


Cap'n John's Clam Maiden

47"H x 14"W x 7"D

Swordfisherman

Wood, cod line, copper leaf, polychrome ~ 39"h X 15"w


Wading Fisherman
 
44" H x 27"W x 8"D

Compass Chart Man
 
42"H x 13"W x 7"D

Calling Jester

Shiner/Boxer
 
44" H x 27"W x 8"D

Yardstick Man

3-drawer Fat Boy

Wood, fabric, tape measure, polychrome ~ 30"h X 10"w


Spyglass #2

39"H x 20'W x 6"D

Gabriel Angel

18"H x 36"W x 6"D

"Weightlifter, My Hero"
 
38" x 17" x 6"
Face


"Angel of the Crosses"
 
40" x 12" x 8"
Alternate View

"Colco Putty Man"
  
39" x 15" x 7" 

Binnacle / Chart Maiden
50" x 24" x 23"
Wood, old prop, witches broom, charts, levels, with polychrome



Zoot Suit Auctioneer
46" x 151/2" x 9 1/4"
Wood, fabric, glass, old nail heads, with polychrome

 

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