The Best of the Best: Contemporary Wildlife Art Retrospective Exhibit and Sale on display until December 31

Andrew Peters

Andrew Peters, <em>Venetian Royal Market</em>, 2001, oil, 24 x 30 in. Collection of James and Marina Bradley Andrew Peters, Venetian Royal Market, 2001, oil, 24 x 30 in. Collection of James and Marina Bradley
Andrew Peters, <em>Beckoning Wilderness</em>, 2013, oil, 30 x 36 in. Collection of Michael L. and Kathleen McRoskey Andrew Peters, Beckoning Wilderness, 2013, oil, 30 x 36 in. Collection of Michael L. and Kathleen McRoskey
Andrew Peters

Peters grew up immersed in nature. His father taught him to hunt and fish and be a good sportsman, and his mother encouraged his early interest in art. Peters earned a bachelor of sciences degree in Wildlife Biology from Iowa State University, and immediately began a freelance art career painting birds for galleries and commissions. Travel in foreign lands brought new subjects to light, and he settled in Santa Fe in 1985 to seriously pursue landscape painting as his primary focus. Andy’s work has been featured in over forty museum exhibitions. He often speaks with school classes inspiring students to practice their art and pursue their dreams. Andy won the 2015 Prix de West Purchase Award which he describes as the greatest honor of his career.