Paul Rickert paints place and the light that goes with it: the Deer Isle Thorofare in the chill brightness of a March day, the paper mill at Bucksport in the glow of twilight, Stonington Harbor under the influence of the moon. He knows how to capture the glow of lamp-lit rooms at night; and he can render shadows with the precision of a sun dial.
The paintings reconfirm Rickert's stature as an American master of oil and watercolor. They also highlight his twin traits of romantic and realist. Rickert presents the world with a grace born of discipline and faith. We look on in wonder.