President’s Office Gallery
248 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915
Stephen LaPierre, currently the only full-time artist in residence at the historic Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester, MA, is also an artist member of the North Shore Art Association and the Rockport Art Association. Living and painting in both Oslo, Norway and Key West, Florida during the first part of the twenty-first century, the self-taught Haverhill, MA native has continued to capture the historic architecture, lanes, and waterways of Cape Ann since arriving back in Massachusetts in the spring of 2016… always working on-site, never from photographs. A long-time plein air painter, LaPierre, now 55
years old, began expanding his studio work in early 2016, with his current Clowns with Cell Phones pieces.
From 2010 through early 2016 he painted the historic architecture and current-day culture of Key West, and was honored in 2013 with a one-man show, My Key West Plein Air Novel, held in the Main Gallery of the Key West Art and Historical Society’s Custom House Museum, featuring more than sixty of the artist’s Key West pieces. A two-time recipient of Key West’s coveted Anne McKee Artists Award, LaPierre’s second one-man show in this southernmost city, Habana and Key West, was held in 2014 in the Tropic Cinema’s Gallery, featuring a selection of the artist’s earlier Cuban pieces and later Key West works. In 2018, LaPierre was honored with a one-man show at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center, featuring many of the artist’s recent Rocky Neck plein air works.
LaPierre’s Rocky Neck studio-gallery-home is located at 75 Rocky Neck Avenue, next door to The Rudder. The 2nd floor gallery is filled with over two hundred original plein air oil pieces from Newburyport to Cape Ann, Vegas to Monhegan, and Havana to Oslo. Today, he continues to expand his studio and plein air work, while also accepting architectural and portrait commissions.
Public artist talk
May 2, 11:30am–12:20pm
23 Essex Street