The Art Place is fortunate to still be able to present new original artwork by well-known Lakes Region artist Peter Ferber. This time, The Art Place is taking a different approach for the Peter Ferber Gallery show that will be held in February. In place of having a one-time opening with many people awaiting the doors to open, we are presenting six of Peter’s new artwork for purchase on February 13th and six more on February 27th. The exciting part of this is that you will get to see these originals before they are presented for sale. They will be presented virtually as they are painted throughout the month of February. Bookmark this webpage where we’ll be posting these original paintings!

We will also have the paintings in the two front windows of The Art Place, at 9 North Main Street in downtown Wolfeboro, giving an opportunity for viewing with less congestion inside the store. On the two opening days, the artwork will be on easels inside The Art Place available for purchase in person beginning at 9:30 a.m. or by telephone beginning at 9:40 a.m. at 603-569-6159. The Art Place will be requiring masks to be worn and physical distancing. Masks are available at the store. Also, store capacity will be limited.

Owner of The Art Place Barbara Gibbs says, “Peter’s paintings have a timeless beauty and a sense of familiarity.” She continues “the paintings that we are presently framing for the show depict the natural beauty of this area. They are quite different from each other, yet each creates a sense of comfort and reflection.” The Art Place is the exclusive gallery for Peter Ferber’s original artwork, and they produce most of his limited-edition prints. The Art Place has been exhibiting Peter Ferber’s artwork since 1992 and have had gallery shows for him for over 20 years. More than 100 reproductions of his work have been made, including over 75 limited edition prints.

Here are a few musings from artist Peter Ferber about this show:

“My explorations for this show took me to places I’d never painted before. It’s hard to believe that with my whole life on the lake, that there are still new-old things to see. Got into some coves I’d never been to and found the interesting habitation of Harvard Island. Is that the only Ivy League island on the Lake? Also found some simple, but wonderful boat houses that have great stories to tell.

Then I ventured by land to the quintessential cliché of New Hampshire landscapes–Mt. Chocorua. I may be one of the few artists who’s never painted that picture-postcard view, so I think I’m allowed one crack at it! I was noticing the sun rising on the Belknaps one morning, and then, out the blue, thought, “I bet Mt. Chocorua would be striking in this light.” So I got up there before dawn one fall day and found rich images to work with. This resulted in a large oil where I called on inspiration from the White Mountain and Hudson River schools to make up my pallet. While I have many others to complete still, this will probably be the signature piece in the show.

There will also be some smaller lake vignettes, and a couple of classic New England images that always draw me in with a warm feeling of being “home”. And, yes, there will be a cut-paper piece of a familiar Wolfeboro landmark.

I hope these will warm your February and turn your thoughts a few months ahead to another wonderful summer to come!”

The Art Place has been serving the Lakes Region since 1975 with fine art and custom framing. For more information, please call 603-569-6159 or toll free 866-569-6159. Look for additional updates on our Facebook page.