Andrew Peters
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Andrew PetersIn 2014 The Autry National Center, National Cowboy Museum, National Museum of Wildlife Art will among them feature fourteen of Andrew's new works. Click the Events tab above to learn more about each of these prestigious museum shows.

During Andy's annual appearance at Masters of the American West in February he will paint on location in the San Gabriel Mountains and in the heights near Santa Barbara. March will find him in Czech Republic capital Prague painting a series of small works onsite just for the chance to experience for the first time that vibrant city. The Wind River Range of Wyoming calls in April and a return to a particularly majestic aspen stand above Green River. In June Andy teaches at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum's Academy of Western Art during the week leading up to Prix de West. His workshop is titled  How to Truly See Your Subject and Become a Better Painter. Four new paintings will debut in this, his tenth year at Prix.

Andrew PetersIn July he's back in the saddle packing horses into the Wind River Range lakes country with other Prix/Masters artists. In August he paints in the Mammoth Lakes country of the high California Sierra. September takes him into the Teton Yellowstone complex during the rut and fall color, and in October Wisconsin's brilliantly colored hardwood forests call him back. His new works are in museum and gallery shows as indicated with each piece shown under the Current tab

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

Andrew 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.

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                                          Bridges of MiraclesThe 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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