Night and Day, acrylic on canvas, 25"x 30".
J. Philip Peterson, a graduate with a BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art (now called University of the Arts), is an artist who has been experimenting with light and color since the late 60’s. His pictures are unique in that they seem alive and moving - due to the vivid colors and the changes that different lighting brings upon them. He uses certain color pallets for incandescent light, fluorescent light and daylight, as the paintings tend to change dramatically depending on the light source. He relies on pure colors equal in brightness (tone) to create an illusion of depth.
Turtles March to the Sea, acrylic on canvas, 11"x 14"
J. PhilipPeterson comes from a family of artists, which includes his father, Vincent C.J. Peterson, and his sister, Judith A. Langan. In l994, Connexions Gallery in Easton, PA presented the varied and contrasting works of this multi-talented family. His paintings have startled both serious and casual art critics from galleries in Palm Beach, FL to New England, where his paintings were selected for the noted New England Exhibit at Silvermine, CT.
Coastal Agave 1 & 2, each is acrylic on canvas, 16"x 24".
Peterson has been living and painting in La Paz, Baja California Sur,Mexico for 5 years. His first solo exhibit in Baja was at Visions Gallery in Todos Santos, Mexico.
The Quiet Life Gallery exhibit is Peterson's first show in the USA since he left for the Baja.
June 12- July 26
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