20 Aug Robert Peters
Scenes from the old West will come to life in paintings and sculptures that will fill the galleries of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, with the opening of the 10th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. In one gallery, the only gallery like it in the state of Indiana, visitors can see and be the first to bid on millions of dollars in artwork from 50 coveted Western artists. Meet Quest for the West Artist Robert Peters.
Born 1960 in Rochester, New York; lives in Prescott, Arizona
2015, oil on linen, 16 x 20 inches
For me, the excitement of painting seems to deepen each year. I particularly enjoy using the vast array of experiences and ideas I gather from the natural world, to create a distinctive personal expression. Studying directly from nature is a thrill that never wanes.
I OFTEN SEEK OUT THE STORY in a landscape,” says Robert Peters. Although he immerses himself in the landscapes he paints, seeking tales they have to tell, he is not a plein air painter. Rather, when he finds a landscape he wishes to paint, he sketches, notes color values and his impressions of the scene, and then completes the painting in his studio.
Growing up in Arizona, he loved being out of doors. It wasn’t until he was a student at Northern Arizona University that he took an art class. His interest and talent led him to a career as a freelance illustrator whose paintings appeared on the covers of publications such as US News and World Report.
For more than twenty-five years, he has worked as a landscape painter and is now a regular contributor to museum exhibitions such as Masters of the American West and Prix de West. Robert, his wife Nanette, and their two children currently reside near Prescott, Arizona.
Notable Awards and Achievements:
2011 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Victor Higgins Award of Distinction for the best body of work
2006 U.S. Department of State, Art in the Embassies
2006 Scottsdale Gallery Association, Best of Scottsdale, Landscape
2000 National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Top 100
1991 Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition, Award of Merit (also 1989, 1987, 1986)
The Broadmoor Galleries, Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, Bozeman Montana, and Jackson, Wyoming
McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Whistle Pik Galleries, Fredericksburg, Texas