Andrew Peters
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Andrew PetersIn 2015 I will be painting onsite and in the studio creating paintings for museum shows and galleries. The first museum show is Masters of the American West opening January 31st at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. My four new works will be among those of 70 painters and sculptors from across the nation. Many are good friends and the gala weekend and sale are a welcomed occasion to see them and important collectors. I’ll arrive a few days early to paint California scenes up the coast. This is my ninth year at Masters.

During spring I’ll painting here and in Wyoming in preparation for the upcoming Prix de West. The catalog painting for this show features The Lake of Glass high in Rocky Mountain National Park where I painted the prelims last August. Alpine lakes are demanding subjects and exploring rugged wilderness to reach them is thrilling. The National Cowboy Museum hosts the 43rd Prix de West in Oklahoma City opening June 14th. 2015 marks my ninth appearance there.

Andrew PetersIn July and August the mountain backcountry opens and I’ll saddle up with Tucker Smith and others in the Wind River Range of Wyoming. Last year we packed into the headwaters of the Green River, made a base camp, and rode out daily to paint at Clark Lake, Vista Pass, and other scenes where Carl Rungius had painted a century before. In camp after dinner we relive the day seated around the campfire. At night we sleep through wolf howls and the snuffling of horses. When we emerge from the wilderness there many new wet paintings in slotted boxes on pack mules.

Autumn usually finds me painting the brilliant change of season from Lake Michigan to Yellowstone.

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Painting in plein air Mt Assiniboine, B.C. Canada.

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                                          Bridges of MiraclesAndrew Peters’ paintings are the result of a life spent in nature. Growing up in Council Bluffs, Iowa, he was usually hunting and fishing with his father in the Missouri River Valley. At nearby Fontenelle Forest he was mentored in ecology by naturalist James Malkowski. He drew birds from life and Audubon prints, and studied academic painting in the studio of Fran Day. He earned a bachelor of Sciences degree from Iowa State University with a minor in art, and won the Iowa Duck Stamp competition at the age of 22 which launched his fine art career.

The Joslyn Art Museum provided Andrew with his earliest art lessons and the complete collection of original watercolors by Karl Bodmer which kindled his passion for travel and painting onsite. He roamed Africa for a year painting game animals and indigenous peoples. He has painted throughout North and South America and in Romania, Morocco, Spain, Italy, France, and Ireland. His plein air paintings faithfully capture light and beauty from life and are a key strength of his richly imbued larger works. “A painting should read like a window onto a place,” he says, “luminous and fresh. He believes that light- not line- determines form.

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                                          TrailDuring each summer Andrew roams the intermountain west painting in the Nomad, his travel trailer modified into a studio. It puts him near his subjects for as long as needed to create works both elaborate and true. He builds crates, ships to galleries and museums and continues onward in search of new landscapes. “It is sustainable travel, mostly in wilderness and without constraints”. He has traveled 16,000 miles in a few months in this way and believes it to be the best way to create the highest quality paintings of the American landscape.

Andrew’s work is sold by Trailside Galleries in Jackson, WY and Scottsdale, AZ, Anderson O'Brien Fine Art in Omaha NE, and The Howell Gallery in Oklahoma City, OK. He resides in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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