13 Artist Profiles for 2013: Roy Perkinson

Roy Perkinson’s paintings take you places. They capture familiar surroundings and turn them into warm holidays, the paint detailed and accurate but still wet and with the physicality of the artist’s hand very obvious in its creation. A contemplative, beautiful kind of realism – with a touch of Edward Hopper and Richard Diebenkorn – each of Perkinson’s scenes captures what he calls “a gift,” those moments of heightened awareness when the world seems especially beautiful and you’re grateful just to be alive.

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