Peter Adriel. Landscapes, 2019.
Pearl and metallic paints together with colored glazes bend and scatter light, making dynamic surfaces with real and imagined depth. Clouds, rivers, and roads are hidden and revealed with changes in viewing angle and lighting. Warm and cool colors are heightened by the rich gold finish and deep black border of minimalist wooden shadowbox frames. Museum-quality American, French, and Swiss paints, gessos, mediums, and varnishes are used to produce deep, vivid, and permanent surfaces. You can see individual paintings and buy them here.
Peter studied painting with Ernest McMullen and JoAnne Carpenter at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. He graduated in 2017 with a BA in Human Ecology, and works as a designer, spatial data visualizer, and artist. He performs and records original music and makes paintings, digital renderings, and sculptures. Peter lives in Peoria, Illinois with his wife Tammy Mitchell.