A native of New Jersey, Peter demonstrated
a natural artistic talent early in life and spent
several years in post-secondary art studies emphasizing
illustration and commercial art. His artistic life
took an early detour into fatherhood and electrical
engineering where he remained for over 28 years while
relegating his painting to the status of a hobby.
Now that his family has matured, art has again moved
to the forefront of Peter 's life. Encouraged by his
First Place and Peoples' Choice awards at the 2003
Iowa Artist's State Show for a portrait of his daughter,
Peter traded his calculator and blueprints for the
palette and canvas. The advantage of moving into the
professional art world at age 50 is that Peter's rich
life experience is evident in the depth and insight
of his paintings.
Peter chooses contemporary but everyday scenes, objects
and people, representing them in a softened realistic
style. His constant challenge is to unveil and represent
the inner beauty of mundane objects in light and color.
Even after years of study and practice, Peter is captivated
by the mystical play of light and shadow in living
things and aspires to reflect these in his work. Whether
he is painting a still-life, a portrait, a figurative
or a landscape, his goal is to draw the viewer 's
eyes to the underlying life and sentience of seemingly
common objects and scenes.
Working directly from his home in Omaha, Nebraska,
Peter specializes in oil paintings. He has already
established himself as an artist of note among his
peers. His pieces have been purchased by artists and
collectors across the world. One of Peter's finest
qualities, evidenced in his daily blog DailyPaintingPractice,
is his absolute honesty about his work and his courage
to experiment with new techniques. A number of his
pieces are presently exhibited at the So-Oh Art Gallery
in Lincoln, Nebraska.