Peter Fiore is an American landscape painter who is best known for painting light, his striking use of color and his exploration of an implied narrative. He has won a number of awards, including first place for landscape in the Art Renewal Center's Annual Salon as well as receiving a Grand Prize in the America China Oil Painters Artist League (ACOPAL) Open Competition. He has been featured in an assortment of publications including Fine Art Connoisseur as an "Artist to Watch". His paintings are are in many private and corporate collections.
Peter was born in Teaneck, NJ. He studied at Pratt Institute and the Art Students League of New York. Previously, he worked as a professional illustrator collaborating on thousands of projects. He has been on the faculty at Pratt Institute, Syracuse University and presently teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Peter has given numerous guest lectures and workshops on painting. His work is represented in prestigious galleries across the country. Peter's studio is along the Delaware River in northeastern Pennsylvania.
I am interested in making the simple profound, always searching for that universal moment in the world around us. I draw inspiration for my landscape paintings from many places, it comes from the fields and meadows near my home in rural Pennsylvania along the Delaware River as well as my summer visits over the years to New Hampshire and Maine.
The abstract marks that I make are used to interpret nature's tangle. Making visual sense and constructing order by structuring shape, form, tone, color and rhythm to create a palpable reality.
I like to visit a motif over and over again. I am especially drawn to the winter landscape. It is a time when the earth loses its leafy covering and reveals it's true self. Covered in snow, the world reflects light and creates a spectrum of colors that are both dramatic and beautiful.
The true subject in any of my paintings is light and how it defines and endlessly changes the landscape around us. For me, light is more than a visual tool, it is an emotional subject. It is through the manipulation of light – how it falls, changes, sculpts, colors and creates various moods on a subject – that intrigues and inspires me.
16 x 20, oil
Winter Tangle 1
18 x 18, oil
6 x 8, oil
16 x 20, oil
February Sun, Afternoon
18 x 24, oil
6 x 8, oil