Peter Sculthorpe

Peter Sculthorpe, Aftermath, Oil on linen, 32 x 48 inches
Peter Sculthorpe, Aftermath, Oil on linen, 32 x 48 inches



Peter Sculthorpe, Storm Break at Midnight, 2017, Oil on linen, 40 x 60 inches

Peter Sculthorpe Featured in American Art Collector Magazine

February 1, 2020

American Art Collector - February 2020 / Issue 172

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Peter Sculthorpe in American Art Collector Magazine

November 12, 2014

American Art Collector November 2014 “The energy they exude brings back all that energy I felt and what I really saw in the two to three hours it took to do the sketch."

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Peter Sculthorpe – Energy of the Sea

November 23, 2012

January 2012 American Art Collector Magazine “The only way this energy can be contained is in a paintings,” he says. “The paintings will speak to 10 viewers in 10 different ways. To me, that energy says something different depending on what I need from it”

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Peter Sculthorpe is known for his masterfully detailed watercolors and richly painted oils on canvas as well as hand-tinted etchings and monotypes. In over 30 years, he has become recognized for his extraordinary talent as a realist painter. Admired for his skillful drawing and watercolor technique in depicting the rural landscape, his reputation has been spreading across America. His landscapes have a curious warmth to them, a pervasive quality of light, a range of gentle colors, and a timeless peaceful mood.

Living most of his life in Chester County, Pennsylvania and Delaware along the Brandywine Valley, Sculthorpe has returned to his favorite subject matter. Drawing from his personal images of rural Pennsylvania with its stone architecture and surrounding farm life, Sculthorpe once again constructs his vision of the life he remembers and loves. He paints the landscape in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maine and Canada. Sculthorpe carefully creates his paintings in both oil and watercolor. Sometimes his subject is devoid of life and simply depicts the beauty and stillness of a winter or summer day. Other times, he shows us the humor and character of the Belted Galloways, burros, and other domestic animals that inhabit his environments.

2018         New Paintings

2012         Recent Paintings

2011         Equus

2010         Recent Works

2006         Solo Exhibition

2004         Coming Home

2003         Recent Oil and Watercolor Paintings

2001         Watercolors, Drawings, and Oil Paintings

1999         Recent Works: Watercolor and Oils

Selected Exhibitions

Berman Art Museum, Collegeville, PA

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

William Penn Memorial Museum, Harrisburg, PA

Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Cudahy Gallery, New York, NY

Gallery Madison 90, New York, NY

Hollis Taggart Gallery, New York, NY

Judy Goffman Fine Art, New York, NY

National Academy of Design, New York, NY

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

Gleason Fine Art, Portland, ME

Louis Newman, Beverly Hills, CA

Selected Public Collections

Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA
Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar, MO
MBNA, Wilmington, DE
Nabisco Headquarters Gallery, East Hanover, NJ
Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WV
Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
DuPont Company, Tokyo, Japan
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
The Forbes Collection, New York, NY
The United States Embassy, Copenhagen, Denmark
US Fidelity & Guarantee, Baltimore, MD
William Penn Memorial Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA


Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Hussian School of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA (under William Palmer Lear)