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The Highwaymen Of Florida

Although Pettegrew’s style has more of a Hudson River School feel with many layers of paint–in fact, his work has a lot in common with the Highwaymen. All of the Highwaymen artists are largely self taught, sharing ideas and learning with fellow painters, occasionally doing workshops together and separately.

Here is Pettegrew with Sam Newton who, along with brother Harold Newton, are among the best known original Highwayman. Peter took Sam’s workshop and they had much to talk about… many years and stories on the road painting in Florida

“My favorite times of day were late afternoon or early morning, because the light is more alive then. I like the effect of light on the color of an object, and how light differs from day-to-day, season-to-season, place-to-place.”
Beanie Backus



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