A Hudson Valley Plein Air Painter, Peter captured the many moods, essence of place and richness of the Hudson valley and its environs. His paintings combine the style of the new Hudson River School with a contemporary appeal.
Peter passed away June 14, 2006.
Born and raised in Oyster Bay L.I., NY, Peter moved with his wife and two daughters from Hilton Head, SC to Newburgh, NY. There he used his many talents to restore an early 1820’s Federal Style house. From his studio on the top floor of this beautiful bed and breakfast, the Goldsmith Dennison House, he had spectacular views of the Hudson River. His paintings show his appreciation of the river, the mountains, its nature.
Schooled in England, Italy and the US, he is a BFA graduate of Syracuse University.
Although painting had been a constant goal in his life, the past thirty years had included occupations such as architectural woodworking, furniture making, and in South Carolina, a design/build business specializing in decorative painting, murals and period finishes. He was also very active in the Newburgh community including the Newburgh Preservation Association and the Dutch Reformed Church Restoration Committee and in the Beacon community supporting the Bannerman Island Trust.
His paintings are in private collections in the US and Europe. Peter’s art leaves a legacy for all of us to enjoy. In addition to his paintings, many of us will remember the soft spoken man with the twinkle in his eye and his amazing presence. He gave us great art, and he also taught us a great deal about living against odds.