This is difficult to capture photographically, because, like Bach’s counterpoint compositions, there is a great deal going on! Depending upon the lighting, it can appear mysteriously deep, or almost luminescent like mother-of-pearl. The baroque curves of the Louis XV grand piano and the string instruments are in consonance with Bach’s rich polyphonic texture.
About the Artist:
"Light, like inspiration, pours into Peter's studio even on a cloudy day. It looks out on a garden containing blooming flowers which represent the colors in his paintings".
In 2000 the Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, MA, purchased one of Peter Stilton's "Chair" paintings for its permanent collection.
In 1998, Peter Stilton was the first American to have a one-man show at the Sorbonne (University of Paris). Later that year, one of his paintings depicting Paris was selected to hang in the office of the Mayor of Paris as part of the permanent collection of the Mayor of Paris in the historic Hotel de Ville.
His paintings and sculptures are in private and corporate collections all over the world...from Tel Aviv to Stockholm, including a commission for the Saudi royal family's summer palace.
Peter has had more than three dozen one-man exhibitions of his work, including four in Paris. He was the subject of a feature story on WUSF radio in 1996, and was selected as an artist in residence for an arts magnet school in Greenville, South Carolina in 1997.
Other honors included: a commission by the US Navy League for the U.S.S. Typhoon; a Fulbright Study Grant in Egypt with other selected faculty from Eisenhower College/RIT, Seneca Falls, New York; the first annual commission for the Gasparilla Pirate Festival, Tampa, FL; and the "benefit" Swan Sculpture for the City of Lakeland, FL.
Peter has a masters degree in art history from U.C.L.A. and a masters degree from the University of Southern California in cinema. His college teaching career includes: UCLA, California State Colleges at Long Beach and Fresno; Eisenhower College of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Seneca Falls, New York; Hillsborough Community College; St. Petersburg Junior College in the bay area.
His museum classes have included an art appreciation class at the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland for the Board of Trustees and a creative workshop for the Tampa Museum of Art.
In addition to private instruction, he has given professional lectures and demonstrations for the: Hendersonville Art League, North Carolina; Lake Lure Artists master class, North Carolina; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL docents; Tampa Museum of Art, docents; Brandeis National Women's Committee; Belleair Fine Arts Society of the FLorida Gulf Coast Arts Center; Society of Orlando artists
Other topics of lectures for churches, civic groups and museums include: Egyptian Art and Architecture; Early Christian Art and Byzantine Art; Film, Painting and Photograhpy; Color Theory, Arts and Civilization; Ultimate Origins of 19th Century Eclectic Architecture; Museum Collections (in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Rochester, Sarasota, FL).
Literary pursuits include a bilingual poetry publication by Les Arts Culturels, Tampa, FL entitled "Portals of Painting and Poetry."
Current gallery representation includes: Baisden Gallery , Tampa, FL; Patricia Cloutier Gallery, Tequesta , FL; Art in the Plaza, Belleair, FL.