I am a realist painter in the American tradition, concentrating on landscape and architectural subject matter. Form and light play key roles in my work. The transient nature of light has always intrigued me. More than any other element, light determines the mood or atmosphere within a piece.
While architecture has been an ongoing theme for my work, recently I have returned to landscape painting. These canvases still rely on an architectural framework, but one found in nature rather than constructed by humans. They are derived from my travels around the country, and based on sketches and photographs completed on these journeys. Themes have included a less-traveled greenway near my home discovered during the early days of the Coronavirus pandemic, skyscapes adapted from the North Carolina countryside, and local architecture.
I admire and have been influenced by many artists (some well-known and others not). These include Charles Burchfield, Fairfield Porter, Richard Diebenkorn, David Hockney, Joan Mitchell, Lois Dodd, Jerry Weiss, and Tinam Valk.
- Kenneth Eugene Peters