Artist: Roy Perkinson
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A Life Spent with Art
Roy Perkinson has been a life-long painter. One of his fondest memories is when he was only eight or nine years old, when his dad (also an artist) brought him along to paint watercolors while perched on a levee overlooking Trinity River in Dallas.
With his deep fascination for the visible world and how it works, Roy studied physics at MIT, art in a private art school and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and art history at Boston University. Subsequently he trained in paper conservation under F. W. Dolloff at the Museum of Fine Arts, eventually becoming the head of the Museum’s Virginia Herrick Deknatel Paper Conservation Laboratory. Throughout these years he continued to pursue his love of painting, and has been in many group and solo exhibitions. In 2006 he retired and now spends all his time painting, exploring the possibilities of oil, pastel and watercolor.
AWARDS, RESIDENCIES AND PRIZES
Awarded 3rd Place for “Monhegan, South Shore” in the March 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition
First Prize, Post Road Art Center, 2014
Honorable Mention, Amazing Things, 6th Annual Juried Exhibition, 2011
Artists’ Residency, Fairfield Porter Foundation, Great Spruce Head Island, Maine, 2009
Artists’ Residency, Fairfield Porter Foundation, Great Spruce Head Island, Maine, 1993
First prize for oil painting, Wellesley Society of Artists, 1988
Honorable Mention, Wellesley Society of Artists, 1986
Award, Wellesley Society of Artists, 1985
Honorable Mention, Inaugural Exhibition, Juliani Gallery, Massachusetts Bay Community College, 1985
Award, Juried Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 1985
MUSEUMS, CORPORATE AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Salem Capital Management
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Numerous private collections in New England, California, Oregon, Texas, Italy, England and France