What the Critics are Saying


"Rick's sense of placement for the viewer is remarkable...

           He has the sense and ability to show us the greatness of Cape Cod."


                                                                                                     Michael Giaquinto, Curator

                                                                                                    Cape Cod Museum of Art

                                                                                                    From American Art Collector, December, 2007


"Cape Cod Minimalism"

                                                                                                       American Art Collector, December, 2007

"A spiritual experience"

                                                                                                       American Art Collector, October, 2007

"Autumn's Gift is a stark, minimal view of the coastline that focuses on the atmospheric conditions that fall brings

to the Cape each year..." 

                                                                                                         American Art Collector, October, 2007

"Looking at the play of colors and clouds in a Fleury landscape is as refreshing as being outside
on a brisk autumn day or as invigorating as watching the clouds roll in just before a storm.
Fleury pares down to the essential elements to create refreshingly meditative compositions,
every work a breath of fresh air."

                                                                                                        Artscope Magazine, Boston, August, 2007

"...an emerging artist moving at rocket speed."

                                                                                                         The Cape Codder, June 27, 2007

"On the threshold of prominence..." 

                                                                                                         Artscope/New England, May-June, 2006


"Fleury's works speak of intent, deliberateness, confidence and honesty... There is nothing quaint or charming about Fleury's work. His paintings are serious forays into the discovery of the landscape and the artist's physical and spiritual understanding of it after months and years of dedicated study."

                                                                                                                               The Barnstable Patriot, June 9, 2006



"TRIFECTA OF CONTENT:  "Faith, Hope & Happiness" is the featured work of Rick Fleury's "Coastal Views" exhibit through June 25 at the Cape Cod Museum of Art..."

                                                                                                           Best Bets, Cape Cod Times, May 26-June 1, 2006


"'HELL HATH NO FLEURY' Rick Fleury brings his spiritual journey of coastal views to Cape Cod Museum of Art, now through June 25. Born and raised in Massachusetts..."

                                                                                      Shout Out - Voice on Art, The Cape Cod Voice, June 1, 2006



"Fleury's work is becoming highly collectible. After years of preparation, he is ready to make something special happen."

                                                                                                              The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, June, 2006


"Working with oil paints on primarily large canvases, the artist subtly blends colors from the land to the horizon, minimizing division and creating a sense of unity and serenity."

                                                                                                                     The Cape Cod Museum of Art, June, 2006

"His latest solo work reflects his desire to capture the Outer Cape on canvas."

                                                                                                                       The Provincetown Banner, May 11, 2006



"In the attempt to 'capture the essence of the moment,' self-taught artist Rick Fleury

visits the same place 'time and time again... to know the exact time that I want to be there.'

He chooses as his subjects the coastal and marsh areas of Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown...


"Long Shadows"      Fox Island Marsh, Wellfleet    2006

Oil on Canvas, 30" x 40" x 1.5"



"and captures such ephemeral moments as the sun piercing through a cloud,

its rays illuminating a stretch of sand...

"Angel Rays"  Corn Hill Beach, Truro   2006

Oil on Canvas,   30" x 40" x 1.5"




"Afternoon Mist"   Lecount Hollow,  Wellfleet    2006

Oil on Canvas   30" x 40" x 1.5"



"or the moment a rolling fog bank touches the marsh

and its moisture softens the edges of the blades of grass."

"Decending Fog"   Blackfish Creek,  Wellfleet     2006

Oil on Canvas 30" x 40" x 1.5"



"Fleury's compositions are devoid of man's intrusions."

"Quiet Dusk"  The Provincelands,  Provincetown    2006

Oil on Canvas, 30" x 40" x 1.5"



"In search of 'the absolute purity of the landscape,' his style borders on abstraction

as he reduces nature to the elemental forms executed with a broad and fluid brushstroke.

He is a tremendous colorist, able to capture the nuances of nature's subtle changes."


"Ebbing Tide"   Great Island, Wellfleet  2006

Oil on Canvas  36" x 60" x 1.5"



"Grey Skies"  Fox Island Marsh,  Wellfleet   2005

Oil on Canvas  18" x 24"



"Rhapsody in Blue is a triptych of an image of a swirling sky that reaches a crescendo

above the water, while the spit of land that is Jeremy Point, extends out into the harbor,

serving as a baseline mediating between heaven and earth."

                                                                              Britt Beedenbender

                                                                              Artscope, New England's Culture Magazine

                                                                              May/June  2006


"Rhapsody in Blue"    Jeremy Point,  Wellfleet      2005

Oil on Canvas 20" x 48 x 1.5"  Triptych



From Canon Hill I     2006

Wellfleet Harbor, Wellfleet

Oil on Canvas, 12" x 12" x 1.5"



From Canon Hill II    2006

Wellfleet Harbor, Wellfleet

Oil on Canvas, 12" x 12"  x 1.5"



"Clay Cliffs "  Newcomb Hollow,  Wellfleet    2005

Oil on Canvas  24" x 36"     2005





"Trifecta of Content"

Best Bets, The Cape Cod Times

"Faith Hope & Happiness"  (Click on Title)

Triptych, Oil on Canvas

54" x 162" x 1.5"

Aquired by Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, Massahusetts

Permanent Collection