Brian Larkin

Brian Larkin finds his muse in Provincetown, MA and the nearby dunes of Race Point on the outer reaches of Cape Cod.  He works in a variety of styles and techniques from traditional oils to hybrid combinations of media that stretch the limits of what a given medium can and should do.   He recently mounted a show “The Provincetown Print and Other Obsessions” in Providence and was part of a group show at Leslie-Lohman Gallery in New York. His specialty is the white line Provincetown woodblock print.

He is represented by Cortile Gallery, Provincetown.  Other representation was with Covent Garden Gallery-Funktional Art & Design, Bloomington, Ontario,  Robyn Watson Gallery, Isolté Gallery, Galleria Raffaello and the Icon Gallery, all in Provincetown.    He has mounted several solo shows in Provincetown and in Providence, RI at The Providence Art Club and shows work throughout the year at The Provincetown Art Association and Museum and other group venues.  His work is in several permanent collections including Provincetown’s Fine Arts Center and Providence’s Miriam Hospital.  Many of his pieces are held in private collections on three continents.

More about Brian Larkin can be found in the June 2013 issue of Cape Cod Life – Arts Magazine.   Mr. Larkin has been visiting artist at the Newport Art Museum and has lectured at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum on the history of the white line print followed by a workshop on the technique. His research and studies of the Provincetown Print history led to the development of his signature “black line” prints featured at Cortile Gallery. He makes a cameo appearance as a commentator in the HBO documentary motion picture Packed in a Trunk: The Art of Edith Wilkinson, filmed in Provincetown and New York by award winning director, Jane Anderson.

Brian Larkin is equally well known as both an artist and as a performing organist. He is former director of St. Dunstan’s College of Sacred Music and holds a doctorate in that field. Until recently he was executive secretary of the board of directors  –  Center for Coastal Studies  in Provincetown.


Galleria Raffaello,(East End) Provincetown, MA

2007 solo show August 3-17
2005-2006 , paintings, drawings

Isolte Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2005 – On going representation/ abstracts and constructions

Robyn Watson Gallery, (West End) Provincetown, MA

2004- Ongoing representation

Galleria Raffaello, Provincetown, MA

2003 Season Representation (solo show)

Theme Shows: Just the Two of Us: Alone at Last

East End – West End, All Around the Town

Matchstick to Physique: The Male Nude

2002 Season Representation
Solo Show August 2002

Group Shows: Virgins in a Box (Genuine Boxed Virgins)

The Male Nude (Boy with a Rope/ Ephebe)

Pocket Guide: Outer Cape Cod

The Fourth of July: Provincetown published in the 2002-03 season edition

Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2002 Cape Cod Invitational Show (Sonata)

Hasbro Children’s Hospital Exhibition

Solo Show February 2002

Outer Cape Auctions: Provincetown Town Hall – December 30, 2001

Provincetown: A Remembered Vision

Outer Cape Auctions: Provincetown Town Hall – July 20, 2002

Compenheiros de Pesca #1

Art Auction for Artists: Provincetown October 2001

Galleria Raffaello, Provincetown, MA

Solo Show Paean to Provincetown – August through December 2001

The Provincetown Art Association (juried member)

Members Shows-2006
Members Show-Summer 2005 Portuguese Street Procession
Members Show- March 2005 (Provincetown Landmarks) Provincetown
Members Show- Summer 2004 Captain Jack’s Wharf
Members Show – Summer 2003 Litany for the Lost Boys
Members Juried- October 2003 Young Man on a Stool #3 (Multi-media)

The Square Panel Project – Summer 2002

Members Show – Summer 2002 Large Works (The Girl at Twomey’s)
Members Juried – April 2002 Small Works (Drydock – Flyers Boat Yard)
Members Show – March 2002 (Paean to Provincetown)
Members Show – April 2001 (Winter Sands)
Members Show – March 2001
“Figuratively Speaking” (Baile do Mar #1)
Juried Winter Show 2001 (February)
“Works on Paper” (Baywindows)
Members Show – February 2001

(House on the Dunes)

Fidelity Investments National Juried Show – Providence

March 2000 (Truro Vortex)

Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, MA (Juried Member)

Members Show 2005 Sentinel I
New England Exhibition: 2000 – juried (Hizzoner – Provincetown)

Members’ Show 1997/98/99/02
Juried Open Show 1997

Rhode Island Watercolor Society

Regional Juried Show: “Made by the Hand of Man” Feb/March 2004 (Beached for Repairs)
Open Juried All Media “Celebration 2000” – September 2000 (House on the Dunes-Race Point)

Cover Illustration for Medicine and Health RHODE ISLAND Feb. 2000

Publication of the Rhode Island Medical Society Volume 83, No. 2
Painting RELAY adapted for issue on sports injuries.

Icon Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Major Show: July 1999;
Gallery Representation 1999 Season

Providence Art Club, Providence, Rhode Island (Juried Member)

Solor Show: 2007 (opens June 17) Elements with glass artist Dan Reed.

Solo Show: 2005 Dodge House Gallery Point-of-View

Solo Show: 2003 Mays Gallery

Solo Show: Seasons in the Sand: Race Point & Provincetown, June 2001

Bon Appetite Show February 2002 (Mannequin Murders: “Could it have been the peas?)
Little Treasures: -summer show 2001
Members’ Show SQUARES May 2001 (Exquardre)
Juried Open Painting Show (Baile do Mar) October 2000
Inspired by the Written Word – September 2000 (Two Blue Nudes)
Surf & Turf – members summer show 2000
Juried Members Show (House on the Dunes: Light Keepers House -RP)June 2000
Juried Members’ Show (Dune Shacks), Janruary 2000 Honorable Mention
Open Juried Show (House on the Dunes), November 1999

Solo Show: The Dodge House Gallery, Providence, June 1999

Members’ Show 1995/96/97/98/99
Myth and Allegory Show 1998

Major Show (4 artists) Main Gallery, June 1997

H2O Show 1996
Color Show 1995
Little Pictures 1995/96/97/98/99/00/01/03

The Spring Bull Gallery, Newport, RI

A Sampling: from members of the Providence Art Club/ fall 2000
Figure Show 1999
Fakes and Forgeries 1996/97
Snow Show 1996
Architecture Show 1995

St. Martin’s Art Fair, Providence, RI

Fall Shows 1996/97

The Happy White Gallery, Barrington, RI

The Food of Art 1996

The Atrium Gallery, One Capital Plaza, Providence

Providence Art Club – Inaugural Exhibit, May 1997

Exhibitions & Displays

Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, 1998/1999/2000/2001/ 2002/03/
Fine Arts Work Center Summer Auction 1998/ 99/ 00/ 01/ 02/03/04/05
Providence College/ The
Hince Fund
Stepping Stone Foundation, Boston 1997
WGBH -2 Boston Auction 2005
AIDS Auction, Provincetown, MA 2002/03/04/05
PBS Channel 36 Auction 1996/ 97/ 98
The Rhode Island Convention Center

Paintings in Collections

Miriam Hospital, Providence (5)
Pawtucket Memorial Hospital, (2)
Czelusniak et Dugal, Northampton, MA (5)
Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA (1)