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My paintings are firmly rooted in the American realist tradition. Form and light play key roles in my work.
The transient nature of light, particularly at sundown, intrigues me. More than any other element, light
determines the mood or atmosphere within a piece. I work primarily in oil on stretched canvas.
Grounded in my lifetime fascination with architecture, much of my subject matter explores the concept
of home and shelter. Each of us seeks a place to call our own, a refuge from the outside world where
we choose who may (or may not) enter within. The concept of individuals and families occupying the
same space over time is also one that intrigues me. Each generation leaves a mark on the structure,
adding substance and character to the original form.
Recently I have focused on works consisting of multiple canvases combined to create one large
image. I have also rediscovered an attraction for landscapes, in addition to my interest in architecture.
Artists who I admire (and feel influenced by) include Edvard Munch, Charles Burchfield, Fairfield Porter,
Richard Diebenkorn, William Christenberry, Tinam Valk, and April Gornik.
- Kenneth Eugene Peters