DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS SPECIAL EXHIBITION
FEATURING RENOWNED ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR
ART ON 7th | JUNE 3 – 10
Artist Wine & Cheese Reception
June 6 | 5-7p.m.
This solo exhibition will feature artwork representing Peterson’s wide range of works, from illustrations to oil paintings. Designer of more than 150 concert posters for San Francisco’s legendary Fillmore and other concert venues, he’s illustrated concert posters for music legends Paul McCartney, Van Morrison, John Legend, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, and Bonnie Raitt to name a few. Now residing in Asheville, Peterson continues to do illustrations but primarily concentrates on painting “urban landscapes” using oil on canvas.
The exhibition will feature both illustrations and oil paintings, and many of his concert posters will be available for purchase as well. Using traditional skills of drawing and painting, Peterson observes and expresses the emotion of subjects seen and experienced in daily life, and makes scenes go from ordinary to the extraordinary.
Born and raised in New York City, Peterson, a product of the esteemed Art Institute of Boston and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, for more than 40 years he has worked as a professional illustrator, designer, and fine artist. Rooted in the tradition of American painting, he draws inspiration from such masters as N.C. and Andrew Wyeth, Charles Sheeler, Edward Hopper, John Singer Sargent, and Winslow Homer.
To quote a recent article written about Christopher Peterson, “His journey as an artist exemplifies the transformative power of traditional techniques and a deep connection to the rich heritage of American painting.”