P. Anthony Visco, a Plymouth, Massachusetts resident is rapidly becoming a well recognized and popular painter of Oils, Acrylics and Watercolors. He is a current member of the Plymouth Guild for the Arts, the Canton Art Association, the New Art Forum in Kingston, the North River Art Association and the New England Watercolor Society.
This craggy old seasalt has one discernable talent...to pleasure us with his beautiful paintings. He is cantankerous by nature and although his first love is the sea, Tony's paintings focus heavily on his favorite New England scenes and abandoned objects found in unusual settings. He is the recipient of many juried art show awards including First Place in drawing, pastel and watercolor categories.
What's amazing to those of us who know him is the softness and feeling he conveys in each painting. It is here that we see some otherwise hidden gentleness, and a tender respect for nature and the sea. Tony ‘s work has been featured in many art galleries on the South Shore, Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard as well as San Diego, California, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin and Tiverton, RI. Mr. Visco has also exhibited in a
number of one-man shows.
Juried and Member Shows include:
2014 New England Watercolor Society's 14th Biennial North American Open, Plymouth, MA
2014 47th Annual Plymouth Guild for the Arts Juried Exhibition, Plymouth, MA
2014 Duxbury Art Association Winter Juried Exhibition, Duxbury, MA
2013 New England Watercolor Society Regional Exhibition, Plymouth, MA
2013 Duxbury Art Association Winter Juried Show, Duxbury, MA
2012 Duxbury Art Association Winter Juried Show, Duxbury, MA, First Place in Watercolor for “Friendly Competition” Portraits of two competitive fisherman
2012 Plymouth Guild for the Arts 46th Annual Juried Show in which he was awarded Second Place in Watercolor for “Nervous Wreck” an old shrimp boat docked somewhere in South Carolina
The Plymouth Guild's 44th Annual Juried Show, currently running in Plymouth, MA
New England Watercolor Society's 2011 New England Regional Juried Exhibition Show, currently being held in Westfield, MA.
The Duxbury Art Museum's 2011 Annual Winter Juried Show.
The Plymouth Guild's 43rd Annual Juried Art Competition in 2010
Art Treasure Galleries First Annual Members Show
Water Visions, a New England Watercolor Society Juried Show
Duxbury Art Association's 26th Annual Wintered Juried Show in which he was awarded First Place in Watercolor for “Pot Pourri” his depiction of an old city shop in Saudi Arabia.
Mr Visco was awarded First Prize in Watercolor at the Duxbury Art Association's 20th Annual Winter Juried Exhibit of “Under the Boardwalk”
First Place in the 33rd Annual Plymouth Juried Art Show in Drawing and Pastel for his depiction of a nude entitled: Susan in Line”
Honorable Mention in the 33rd Annual Plymouth Juried Art Show in Watercolor “Pot Pourri”
He has also received Honorable Mention awards at the Plymouth, North River and South Shore Art Center
Tony's work has been featured at a number of Fine Art Galleries including:
Bourne Wareham Art Association, Wareham, MA
Framing Concepts in Hingham, MA
South Street Gallery, Hingham, MA
Gallery 26, Pembroke and Hanson, MA.
Hart Street Gallery, Taunton, MA
Art Exposure, Plymouth, MA
Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA
The Art Treasure Galerie, Weymouth, MA
The Birchstone Gallery in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin,
The Charles-Baltivik Galley in Provincetown, MA
The Galley of Contemporary Art, Provincetown, MA
The Donovan Gallery in Tiverton, RI,
The Golden Gull Studios in Plymouth, MA,
The Emerald Frame and Art Gallery in Kingston, MA,
Kennedy Studios, Edgartown, (Martha's Vineyard) MA,
Cardozzo Gallery, West Harwih, MA,
The Cozzens Gallery, Kingston, MA,
Edgartown Art Gallery, Edgartown, MA.
The Granary Gallery at the Red Barn, West Tisbury, MA
The Main Street Gallery, Plymouth, MA
Plymouth Guild for the Arts Center and Gallery, Plymouth, MA
The South Street Gallery, Hingham, MA
Past solo shows include:
20 pieces at Framing Concepts, Hingham, MA
70 plus works at Derby Street's Suite 252 Gallery, Hingham, Massachusetts
33 works of his watercolors at Plymouth's PACTV Art Gallery
40 plus works at The Old Barn Gallery at Heritage Plantation, Sandwich, MA
40 plus works at The Spooner House, Plymouth, MA
Tony has serve as a Juror for the East Bridgewater Festival of the Arts, September 1995.
Kingston Art Festival Annual Juried Show
Tony has conducted a number of demos for various art groups including:
The Canton Art Association, Canton, MA
The Plymouth Guild for the Arts, Plymouth, MA
Bourne-Wareham Art Association, Wareham, MA
The Taunton Art Assoication, Taunton, MA
Tony has also conducted a series or one hour long instructional watercolor demonstrations for local access television though out the South Shore.
There have been numerous articles written locally about Tony's works.
Tonys' original paintings and prints are also in corporate and private collections.
Remarkably this 'Artiste' was educated at the new England School of Art and Design, (now The New England School of Art &
Design at Suffolk University), and the School of Visual Art in New York. (They were pleased to see him go!) He served two tours in the Navy in Vietnam (ever wonder why we didn't win?) and has held numerous positions honing his illustrative skills in the Advertising and Marketing arena!
As with all great art, the sum total of the man is what shines through in his work. The outside of him, while not exactly movie star quality, belies the beauty of the soul inside--and it is his soul which has spirited these great watercolors through him.