Tony Peters

Tony Peters draws from his passion for the rich history of architecture and the urban landscape of the city around him. In the tradition of the landscape painter, he combs the city in search of views that inspire a sense of awe. For him, this could be train yards, the concrete basin of the LA River, monumental bridges, or the vast web of freeways around Southern California. His subjects sometimes include the people inhabiting his local landscape, whether it be a neighborhood diner, or a tattered street corner. Peters was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Art Center College of Design, and while in school he worked as an assistant at the Mendenhall Gallery in Pasadena where he met and later apprenticed painters like Richard Bunkall, Ray Turner, and Mark Ryden. Since graduating in 2000, he has had a prolific career as an artist, with over twenty gallery shows, feature articles in Southwest Art magazine, and private commissions. Peters continues to travel to Europe and New York, photographing and painting along the way, and finding inspiration in details such as the variety of light cast on the East Coast. But his first love remains the urban landscape of Southern California, where he continues to be moved by the quiet beauty of a screaming city. Tony Peters is a Mentor Member of the California Art Club, and recently won the CAC Urban Landscape Award at the 2009 Gold Medal Exhibition.

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