This new series focuses on the Penobscot River and Bay, a stones throw from my home + studio in Stockton Springs, Maine. I spent my childhood on Lake Ontario and then a decade in South Louisiana exploring the Gulf of Mexico and particularly the brackish waters that married land and sea. Now the Atlantic Ocean is at my doorstep; The mystery, fear, and my obsession with water and the life it contains has always been present in my thoughts and musings. My experience as a printmaker, a decorative artist, and experience with textile arts are reimagined in paint and mixed media to illustrate the wonders of these waters with its incredible plant and animal life. Color and pattern become focal points through texture, luminosity, and joyous compositions.
Individual pieces from this series can be seen at Leslie Curtis Design and Fine Art in Camden, Maine. The Hichborn Restuarant in Stockton Springs, Maine. And this summer in Northeast Harbor at Shaw Jewelry Gallery.
If you are traveling near Stockton Springs, Maine and wish to visit Peter and learn more about his work and his process please inquire.