Peter F. Vincent ASMA

1946 - 2012

... an artist that changed the concept of what marine painting could and should be. He studied everything around him and brought the emotion and strength of the Gloucester and Nova Scotia fishermen to life. With the creation of the faces of the strong men of the sea and the pain and trials that came with the work.
Peter Vincent’s maritime paintings portray Cape Ann’s rich seafaring history. His keen interest in the workaday world of the Essex-built ships that plied the Atlantic fishing grounds a hundred years ago comes through with a striking realism in his art. Yet there is also an atmospheric subtlety, or a special magic in the way his brush shapes the light at sea, the ropes and the planks of the ships, the waves, and above all, the people.