Tim Peterson

"We remember the main events of our day, but probably do not recall many of the lesser things that we experience.  With a small amount of conscious observation, we can see the routine of our lives punctuated by little stories.  They don't need to be stressful or even involve us directly.  It could be something we see for just a second. These dramas may pass, observed, but not realized until we make time to think about what we did or saw that day."

 

"I may not recognize I've seen a future painting unless I recall my day, and if I fail to record it as a sketch within a day or two, it is lost.  Occasionally, I will know immediately that I must paint what I have witnessed making visual, mental notes.  A grand mal event happens when I have drawing materials at hand and sketch as the act unfolds." 

 

"My aim as an artist is to render these observations as truthfully as my abilities will allow. Each painting is a struggle between my original vision and my skills as an artist to capture a moment. I often think the real art occurs at that instant of recognition, before craft has an opportunity to put its own interpretation into play."

Crossroad

Crossroad

Exit 10 Spearfish Original Pastel 12" x 24" $1775

Mill Gate

Mill Gate

Original Pastel 16" x 20" $1935 Spearfish Sawmill

Night Mill

Night Mill

Original Pastel 12" x 30" $2135 Feed Mill in Whitewood

Exit Wyoming

Exit Wyoming

Original Pastel 12" x 30" $2135 Exit 65 on I-90

Wired

Wired

SOLD Original Pastel - 17x20" framed size - $865

Lone Pine

Lone Pine

Original Pastel - 14x22" framed size - $745

House Hill

House Hill

Original Pastel - 30x 18" framed size - $1680

Sundance Spring

Sundance Spring

Original Pastel 42X 30" framed size $4285

In Between - SOLD

In Between - SOLD

Original Pastel 6x12" framed size - $485

Valley Corner Night

Valley Corner Night

Original Pastel 36x 20" framed size $2675