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Indian Peaks Wilderness

36" x 42" oil

Shadow Lake

22" x 26" oil

Morraine Park September

24" x 36" oil

Just Before Twilight

20" x 24" oil

Evening at Longview

30" x 40" oil

Good Spring Rains

24" x 30" oil

Above Green River

16" x 20" oil

Along the Gros Ventre

18" x 36" oil

Evening Light and Shadow

24" x 36" oil

Andrew Peters paintings are a result of a life spent in nature. Growing up in Council Bluffs, Iowa, he was usually hunting and fishing with his father in the Missouri River Valley. At nearby Fontenelle Forest he was mentored in ecology by naturalist James Malkowski. He drew birds from life and Audobon prints, and studied academic painting in the studio of Fran Day. He earned a Bachelor of Sciences degree from Iowa State University with a minor in art, and won the Iowa Duck Stamp competition at the age of 22 which launched his fine art career.

The Joslyn Art Museum provided Andrew with his earliest art lessons and the complete collection of original watercolors by Karl Bodmer which kindled his passion for travel and painting onsite. He roamed Africa for a year painting game animals and indigenous peoples. He has painted throughout North and South America and in Romania, Morocco, Spain, Italy, France, and Ireland. His plein air paintings faithfully capture light and beauty from life and are a key strength of his richly imbued larger works. "A painting should read like a window onto a place," he says, "luminous and fresh." He believes that light - not line - determines form.

During each summer, Andrew roams the intermountain west painting in the Nomad, his travel trailer modified into a studio. It puts him near his subjects for as long as needed to create works both elaborate and true. He builds crates, ships to galleries and museums and continues onward in search of new landscapes. "It is sustainable travel, mostly in wilderness and without constraints." He has traveled 16,000 miles in a few months in this way and believes it to be the best way to create the highest quality paintings of the American landscape.

Andrew Peters paintings have hung in the Prix de West Invitational Exhibition at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. It is the premier museum show in the nation. His paintings have also hung in the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Joslyn Art Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, and Great Plains Art Museum among others. Andrew's work was featured in the 2009 March/April issue of Art of the West as well as in the September 2012 issue of Western Art Collector.