The Masterworks of Peter Taylor Quidley

About the Artist

According to one critic, "The first thing you notice about Peter Quidley's oil paintings is the shimmering, lustrous character of the light which seems to radiate from the inside out, as if each picture is infused with its own individual incandescence."

An evolution has occurred in Quidley's work, taking his experiences in life and incorporating those ideals and values into his paintings. One views his paintings and sees his ability to unravel a narrative in his work. Taking the harsh realities of being a combat photographer in Viet Nam and filming news in Boston, Florida, and Saudi Arabia, he has molded his own unique technique

of telling a story - some of mystery, some of mischief, some of simple innocence. Whether it is a landscape, a still life, a marine piece, or two women interacting, each painting is permeated with meaning and emotion.

He was born on Boston's Beacon Hill in 1945 and spent his college years taking drawing classes. A self-taught Peter Taylor Quidleypainter, Quidley, over the past 29 years of painting, has captured a timeless period, one that will remain classic through the ages. From grinding some of his own pigments and the panels he uses, to the gold leaf water gild frames that are carefully chosen, Quidley's goal is to create a painting of quality, beauty, and permanence.

Living on Cape Cod since 1980, Quidley has developed a strong family business that involves his wife who frames, his son who manages the business, and his daughter who models. He had a solo exhibition at the Cape Museum of Fine Art in Dennis, Massachusetts last year, he is a Copley Master, and a member of many affiliations. The artist does select work on commission and is a renowned portraitist.

As an added touch, Peter often adds the actual brushes used to create the painting to the back of the finished piece.

Due to the painting process that Peter utilizes, he is only able to paint 8 to 12 paintings per year.

  • 2001 ~ One-Man Show, Addison Art Gallery
  • 2000 ~ One-man Show, Addison Art Gallery
  • 1996 ~ Copley Society of Boston, Solo Exhibit 
  • 1994 ~ Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, Solo Exhibit 
  • 1995 ~ Exhibition of Copley Masters, Group Show 
  • 1994 ~ Portrait Group Show, Copley Society of Boston 
  • 1994 ~ Federal Reserve, Boston, Group Show 
  • 1992 ~ Carson Gallery, Denver, Group Show
  • 1992 ~ Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, Group Show 
  • 1992 ~ Cape Museum of Fine Art, Dennis 
  • 1990 ~ Settler's West, Scottsdale, AZ; Miniature Show
  • 19987, 1983 ~ New York Art Expo
  • 1984 ~ Temple Beth Am Sisterhood, Framingham
  • 1983 ~ Brandeis University, Waltham
  • 1981 ~ S. Morantz Gallery, NY, Group Show 
  • 1981 ~ New Artists Exhibition, NY
  • 1979 ~ Two-Man Show, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • 1979, 1978 ~ International Art Expo, Saudi Arabia 
  • 1973 ~ Gallery Juarez,  Palm Beach, FL; One-man Show


  • Westinghouse, Florida
  • Raytheon Corporation, Middle East
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Ryad

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