Kenneth Eugene Peters was born and raised in Laurel, Maryland. Upon entering the University of Maryland he initially pursued a degree in architecture. After dropping out of college for two years to work full-time for a suburban Maryland architectural firm, Peters returned to school and completed a B.A. in art history and studio art. While in college he studied painting with Richard Klank for two years.
In 1995 Peters earned a masters degree in legal and ethical studies from the University of Baltimore. Career moves took him to Columbus, Ohio, in 1996 and then to North Carolina in 1999. He has exhibited throughout North Carolina, and is the co-author of three local history books: “Historic Raleigh” (with Jennifer Kulikowski), “Historic Photos of Raleigh-Durham” (with Dusty Wescott), and “Remembering Raleigh” (with Dusty Wescott). Peters resides in Raleigh with his husband (Mike), dog (Edna), and three cats (Artemisia, Picasso, and Alexander Hamilton), and maintains a studio in his home.