Fielding Archer

Born in Richmond, VA, in 1960, Fielding Archer graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Printmaking. After graduation, he received a grant to attend Skowhegan, a residency program for emerging visual artists in Skowhegan, Maine. Upon his return from Skowhegan, Fielding studied with Julien Binford, developing a style created by a determination to make every passage work autonomously as paint. This simple style, unique perspective, use of color and composition that is seen in his paintings, combined with his ability to easily capture the likeness and spirit of his subject, has also enabled Fielding to become one of the country’s notable portrait painters. More recently, he has introduced a line of locally produced stainless steel furniture. Its design is a reflection of the simple elegance that defines his art.  An award winner in national juried exhibitions, Fielding's art is included in museum, private and corporate collections. Fielding currently lives in Richmond ,VA with his wife and their three sons.

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PUBLICATIONS


A Collection of Portraits. Birmingham, AL: Portrait Brokers of America, White Sands Publishing, LLC, eds:2004, 2006

 

Bistany, Judy. “Home Base.” South Carolina Homes and Gardens Sept-Oct 2000: 64-71.

 

Blackwell, John Reid. “Owens and Minor moves to new home.” Richmond Times-Dispatch 8 June 2006: C1.

 

Haug, Ashley. “Sitting Pretty.” Home Style 6 Sept. 1994: cover, 7-13.

 

Hicks, Ann. “Artist’s ‘other’ paintings on display.” The Greenville News 6 May 2001:1E+.

 

Houstoun, Katherine. "Sitting Pretty." Home Style Aug. 2008: cover, 13.

 

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture

 

Interiors and Designs of the Emerald Coast Jun/July 2003:63.

 

Lohman, Bill. “Artists’ benefit.” Richmond Times-Dispatch 28 Jan. 2008: E1.

 

McJunkin, Callen. “Fielding Archer.” The South Hills Journal 15 June 1992: 10B.

 

Moore, Betsy Gates. “Hitting The High Points.” Richmond Magazine Mar. 2004: H23-H28.

 

Owens, Don. “Fielding Archer recent works at Hampton III Gallery.” Creative Loafing 25 Oct. 1997, Greenville/Spartanburg: 25.

 

Portraits Period II. Birmingham, AL: Portrait Brokers of America, 1994.

 

Proctor, Roy. Richmond Times-Dispatch 21 Nov. 1999: H5.

 

Richie, James. “Ready for your close-up?” 64 magazine Mar. 2001: 88-100.

 

Roberts-Pullen, Paulette. “Spirited Sensibility.” Style Weekly 27 June 1995.

The Charleston Gazette 24 Mar. 1994: D1.

 

The Old 160. Virginia Episcopal School, Winter-Spring 2006:49.

 

Young, Julie. “Creative perches.” Richmond Times-Dispatch 24 Apr. 2004: F1+.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


Solo
“New Works”, Hampton III Gallery, Taylors, SC 2001
“Figures and Still Lifes”, Main Art Gallery, Richmond, VA 1999
“Recent Works”, Hampton III Gallery, Taylors, SC 1997
“Figure Studies and Still Life”, Corporate and Museum Frame,

Richmond, VA 1995
Callen McJunkin Gallery, Charleston, WV 1994
Mary Praytor Gallery, Greenville, SC 1994


Group
Callen McJunkin Gallery, Charleston, WV 2009
Claudia Heath Fine Arts, Charlotte, NC 2009
V for the Home, Richmond ,VA 2008

Arlene Bujese Gallery, East Hampton, NY 1995
Callen McJunkin Gallery, Charleston, WV 1995
Main Art Gallery, Richmond, VA 1995
Callen McJunkin Gallery, Charleston, WV 1993
Callen McJunkin Gallery, Charleston, WV 1992
Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA 1990


Juried
Annual Portrait Art Walk, Portrait Brokers of America, Birmingham, AL 2004
“American Drawing Biennial III”, Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 1992
“National Juried Exhibition”, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA 1991
“National Works on Paper Exhibition”, Firehouse Gallery, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY 1991

SELECTED  COLLECTIONS


Ethyl Corporation, Richmond, VA
Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond, VA
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
Hamilton Beach, Richmond. VA
Hampden-Sydney College, Farmville, VA
Media General, Richmond, VA
Owens &Minor, Inc., Mechanicsville, VA
St. James’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA
Tredegar Industries, Inc., Richmond, VA
Wachovia Bank, Richmond, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA
Numerous private collections

 

EDUCATION


BFA Painting and Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University,

Richmond, VA 1984

AWARDS


Third Place Award, Best Oil Portrait, Portrait Brokers of America Juried Art Walk, Birmingham, AL 2004
Award of Merit, National Juried Exhibition, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA 1991
Award of Merit, National Works on Paper Exhibition, Firehouse Gallery, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY 1991
Residency Grant, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME 1984

RELATED


Instructor, Figurative Painting Workshop, Sun Valley, ID 2005
“you don’t know me” cover art for musician Steve Bassett, released 2003
Paintings used by Paramount Pictures in the filming of the movie, “True Colors.” 1991