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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.

Roy Perkinson

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

Meditech Corporation

Salem Capital Management

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Numerous private collections in New England, California, Oregon, Texas, Italy, England and France