Wednesday, November 1, 2017


Oscar Peterson—Some Paintings Some Drawings

WHEN: November 5 - 26, with an opening reception on Sunday, November 5th from 1:00 – 4:00pm. Gallery hours will be Sundays, November 19th and 26th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm and Monday – Wednesday from 10:00 -1:00 while the show is running.
Farmstead Arts is located at 450 King George Road in Basking Ridge, NJ.

Farmstead Arts is pleased to showcase faculty member Oscar Peterson in a solo show entitled Some Drawings Some Paintings. Peterson, a fine arts painter who specializes in portraiture, was born in Harlem, New York, raised in Brooklyn, and is currently a resident of Millburn Township, NJ. He uses traditional methods and techniques while incorporating new ideas and personal observations. His preferred medium is oil, although he frequently uses many mediums. Peterson describes his paintings as “realistic with an impressionistic feel,” his artistic style is inspired by the Impressionists and the Old Masters. “This exhibition pulls back the curtain regarding the creation process. Showing the thought behind my art procedure and the blueprint that I put into service.” Also on display will be works by several of Peterson’s students. (Above: Aras Rhapsody)

Plein Air Abstract LandscapeAn alumnus of Pratt Institute and The Art Students League of NY, Peterson has studied with such leading realist painters as Nelson Shanks, Max Ginsberg, and Costa Vavagiakis. He has worked as a professional art director and designer/illustrator for various corporations and non-profits. His works are found in corporate and private collections and museums across the country. (Left: Plein Air Abstract Landscape)

Most works are for sale and Mr. Peterson will be present at the opening reception.  The Farmhouse is wheelchair accessible. For information contact Operations Manager Kathy Harris at 908-636-7576 or by email:

Farmstead Arts Center is a center for fine, performing and practical arts located in Basking Ridge, NJ on the historic grounds of the Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead. Farmstead Arts offers art classes, workshops, art exhibits, theater, concerts, dance, children’s activities, and lectures in history and the arts.

Funds for this event have been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program Grant administered by The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission.