I’m a founding board member of Provincetown Commons, a center for the arts and economic development on the Outer Cape. This fall and winter I’m undertaking a fundraiser to support The Commons’ artist studios, co-working facility, meeting spaces and exhibition gallery. The project is called Field Guide: Walking & Painting on Cape Cod.
Over the next six months, I’ll document my explorations of the landscape, culture, and natural history of Cape Cod, while also writing about my work as a landscape painter. Less about telling you where to go, the project will suggest how to go. Through this project, I want to share my philosophy of being an explorer of worlds. I believe that even if we inhabit the same place, it’s less interesting to follow in my footsteps than it is to encounter this place on your terms!
For people who are able to make a donation to Provincetown Commons, I will share my explorations in a number of ways. Anyone who donates at any level will be invited to follow this weekly online journal. For anyone who can donate at $200 or above, I’ll also send you a physical version of my ‘zine field guide in spring 2022. For those who donate $500, in addition to the ‘zine field guide, I’ll send an original 8 x 8 inch oil painting. And for anyone who can donate $1000 or above, in addition to the draft field guide, I’ll also send you an original 12 x 12 inch oil painting. The paintings will be delivered by the end of 2021.
Pete Hocking is a visual artist & writer. In addition to being represented by Four Eleven Gallery in Provincetown, he’s recently shown at the Chazan Gallery in Providence, RI, The Dorado Project in Jersey City, NJ, the Plough Gallery in Tifton, GA, and at VeeVee in Boston, MA. In 2019 he was artist-in-residence with Twenty Summers. He’s faculty in Goddard College’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program and teaches at Rhode Island School of Design. He offers regular painting workshops at Provincetown Art Association and Museum. He’s a founding board member of Provincetown Commons.