As the son of an artist growing up in Lagrange Park, Illinois, drawing and painting has always been part of Peter’s life. Frank Lloyd Wright's houses close to his in nearby Oak Park, IL, influenced his decision to pursue a degree in architecture at Iowa State University.
A trained architect, Peter started migrating towards art by becoming an architectural illustrator, working with Rael Slutsky Associates, and later Manuel Avila associates. Peter loves the technical aspects of drawing perspective images and is drawn to its exactness of detail.
Peter’s full transition to artist came while taking classes with Peggy Macnamara at North Shore Art League in Winnetka, Il. Peggy activated his love for loose, fresh watercolor, igniting his current series of work, which overlays a looser, more colorful painting style on top of a tight drawing style.
Peter is a signature member of American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society andTransparent Watercolor Society and has won awards from the Transparent Watercolor Society, American Institute of Architectural Illustrators and Illinois Watercolor Society, among others. He is published in Splash 15, 16 and 17, an annual watercolor compilation, and has exhibited in numerous group and individual shows and fairs. He teaches watercolor in group and individual classes.
Peter received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University, and associates degree in Illustration from the American Academy of art in Chicago.