James Valentine

Naturalist  Photographer, Artist and Poet James Valentine Just completed his latest books on Florida’s  Land ,Water and Coast written with Ecologist and Writer  Dr. D. Bruce Means.

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The pictures in these books convey the mood and setting of our birthright and reaffirm our obligation to future generations”……Fran Mainella, National Park Service. (link-www.doi.gov/news/archive/06_News_Releases/060726.htm)

Words alone can’t describe the allure and beauty of Florida’s parks and public lands that’s why the pictures in these books are so meaningful” …….Senator Bob Graham.(link-www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu/about/bob-graham)

Art from these books is available 727 894-5266 or Contact Us Here

Each archival Print is hand signed & numbered by the Artist. Maximum edition no more than 95

Peter Pettegrew Exhibits 2012

Nuance Galleries http://www.nuancegalleries.com/, the new home to Peter Pettegrew, of St. Petersburg and Tampa brings in a successful show opening in April/May that is also apart of the Pettegrew One Man Traveling Exhibition in Florida 2012. Pettegrew’s traveling exhibition started in Jacksonville at Stellers Gallery, http://www.stellersgallery.com/index.html at Ponte Vedra Beach at the Ponte Vedra Golf & Country Club http://pettegrew.com/uncategorized/ponte-vedra-country-club-opening in December/January of 2011/2012. The show brought in the New Year with a lush winter display of paintings by the artist. The one-man exhibition moves on to the Fredlund Galleryhttp://www.fredlundgallery.com/ in Winter Park Florida in July 2012 then to Gainesville at the Thornebrook Gallery http://thornebrookgallery.com/Art_Gallery_in_Gainesville,_FL___Thornebrook_Gallery___The_Art_of_Life.html for a return to Pettegrew’s favorite gallery space of over 25 years. The tour is scheduled to continue throughout the year and a possible joint exhibition back at Nuance for the Artists of the Oriente East Cuba Cultural Exchange Exhibition.

Seven North Presents: An Original Caleb Print

















The recent print, “Maximo Palms”, from Caleb, St. Petersburg’s nationally recognized artist, is kindred in attitude to his earlier works. The Tampa artist’s creative expression offers contemplation of the Southeast’s littoral horizon and a window into an island escape. The print is a simplistic, summery glimpse of a life at ease in a lush and tropical Eden.

Caleb, a Kentucky native, made his way to the sizzling streets of St. Petersburg after a two-year recess in Portland, Oregon. Caleb has since completed many commissions in Tampa, and St. Petersburg. He has also been in an assortment of exhibitions, galleries, and collections (private and corporate). One in particular is the municipal exhibit at the new City Hall in St. Petersburg and the Princess Martha Hotel, also in St. Petersburg.

Available print sizes are 30 x 20 inches at $300 on paper / $375 on canvas and 40 x 27 inches at $450 on paper / $550 on canvas.  Edition size is 95 plus proofs. Custom sizes are available for special orders, which are part of the edition of 95. The proofs include 12 Roman numeral prints up to 60 x 80 inches that are hand painted.


Seven North Group is the exclusive agent and publisher for artist Caleb.














Now available from the Seven North Group, “Into the
Distance” is a fresh print from Florida’s renowned landscape painter Peter
Pettegrew. The print is an exquisite example of the incandescent effect a
sunset has on even the most distracted bystander. His connection with lucent adaptations
of the torrid Florida landscape is result of his frequent immersions into the
immaculate climate. Often known as the master of the sublime, Pettegrew is
continually inspired by the southeastern wetlands and coastal areas of
equatorial Florida. Although Florida scenery remains an enriching focus,
Pettegrew has traveled extensively over his 30-year career. From California,
Montana, and the Virgin Islands to France and the West Indies Pettegrew has a
taste for cultivated environments. As a painter in oil and watercolors,
Pettegrew includes Pastel drawings, Charcoal, and Printmaking into his

Print sizes are available for 36 x 48 and 30×40 Canvas and Paper / Total Edition size 95 plus proofs.

Included in proofs are 12 roman numerals printed up to 60 X 80 that are hand painted by the artist.

Pettegrew Premieres Film With Interior Motives Gallery Show In St Petersburg, FL

For Immediate Release:

Florida Artist Pettegrew Premieres Film With Gallery Show In St Petersburg

St Petersburg Fl — Feb 18 2010

Peter Pettegrew, regional power-house landscape painter makes a rare appearance in the Tampa Bay area at Interior Motives Gallery on Central Ave in St Petersburg.

The gallery will be premiering Peter’s latest documentary film “Heart of a Landscape Painter”, produced by Florida production company Wind Dog Films.

The film premiere will be held at Interior Motives Gallery in St Petersburg Thursday February 25th. There will be two screenings, with  Pettegrew on hand for both, one at 6:30pm and the other at 7:30pm.(32 mins.) The artist reception and opening Friday, February 26th 6:30pm to 9:30pm. One man show continues through March 22nd.

Given Peter’s 6 previous museum shows and 30 year painting career, it is natural that St Petersburg Gallery owner Leslie Curran wants to bring this masterful painter’s work to her gallery.

Peter Pettegrew has devoted his life to capturing the timeless beauty of the natural landscape. His plein air work with charcoal and paint has become a legendary example of many studies and painting groups.The landscape has always been the beloved subject for Pettegrew’s passionate creations. A naturalist and outdoors man he explores wilderness areas in Florida and many of his painting are from National and State Preserves.  He draws his inspiration from his diverse travels. In the last few years he has been to France, the Caribbean, Montana and California to capture his subjects. Most often he is painting in the Southeastern United States.

Peter Pettegrew lived in Tampa Bay area in the 80’s. His home and studio are now in the Orlando area.

Peter’s collectors include local personalities including Kelly Craig and Bob Hite (newscasters) and many national personalities, including John Travolta (actor) and  Dan Quayle (Vice President) . His municipal collections & fund raising events include the City of St.Petersburg, City of Tampa, City of Orlando, City of Charleston, Naples Winter Wine Festival, National Parks Foundation, Conservancy of Southwest FL, Sierra Club, Beaufort Open Land Trust, Habitat for Humanity, and memberships that include the American Society of Classical Realists, National Watercolor Society (N.W.S.) and the Oil Painters of America (O.P.A.)

Leslie Curran has been a part of the home design business for over 20 years. Her gallery, Interior Motives, is celebrating its fifth year at 1110 Central Ave, downtown St Pete. She is a St. Petersburg native and is currently a St. Petersburg council person.

Interior Motives Gallery 1110 Central Ave St Petersburg Fl  interiormotivesstpete.com

727 898-6061

Peter at Casa Feliz Historic Home and Museum

During his one-man showing at the Casa Feliz Historic Home and Museum www.casafeliz.us in Winter Park, Florida,
Peter took time to give local school children lectures and demonstrations on how he creates his artwork. The showing took place during the month of October in 2009.
Peter and fellow artist and long time friend David Berger take a moment during thier two-man showing at Avalon Island Galley in downtown Orlando www.galleryatavalonisland.com earlier in the year.
Getting close to nature, Peter handles a white alligator while working on some decorations for the new white alligator exhibit at Gatorlando, Orlando www.gatorland.com which opened in early 2009.
Peter creates a plein air painting along the St. Johns river which would then be auctioned to raise funds for the distinctive Riverkeeper organization www.riverkeeper.org , which monitors water quality and potential abuses of the St. Johns river as it flows North toward Jacksonville and into the Atlantic. The painting sold at their annual Oyster Roast Gala where Peter met up with fellow artist Henry Von Genk, who also donated a painting for the event.

Peter Petegrew At Galeria del Mar, St Augustine

Florida Impressionist landscape painter Peter Pettegrew and friends at his two man show at Galeria del Mar in St Augustine Florida.

Matt Cutter and Peter Pettegrew
Matt Cutter and Peter Pettegrew
Frank Smith and Peter Pettegrew
Frank Smith and Peter Pettegrew

Above, Peter with Windham Hill guitarist and personal friend Frank Smith, who came all the way up from Naples, Florida to perform during Peter’s show.

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Pettegrew at Albin Polasek Winter Park Fl PaintOut

The Winter Park PaintOut, which was based at on the grounds of the beautiful and historic Albin Polasek Museum in Winter Park was a big success for everyone involved. Being the first annual event, it was easily determined by the founders of the paintout that it was the beginning of a new springtime tradition. Every participating artist – over twenty five in all – sold works at the event which help raise much needed funds for the museum. The idea for the paintout was hatched by Hal Stringer and Gary Hollingsworth both of which are heavily involved in the local art community in the Orlando area. This knowledge gave them a large group of gifted painters on which to call upon for the event. “The talent at this event was unparalleled” says Peter Pettegrew who sold three of the four works he created during the event. “Everywhere you looked there were incredible paintings in the works by the best painters of the area.” Several workshops were held during the event to help educate collectors on the different approaches on Plein Air Painting each artist employs, including area great Tom Sadlerwho gave an interesting demonstration on old masters techniques which drew both collectors and artists alike. The final night of the event was a beautiful evening. Inside the museum, all of the works were on display among a crowd of admirers. Outside among the sculpture gardens, delicious catering, being prepared (and donated) by some of the areas best restaurants was available for collectors to relax and decide which paintings might go home with them that night. Red dots (sold stickers) lined the walls beneath the paintings and everyone involved felt a sense of hope and accomplishment for the event and the support of those who still need art to bring beauty and joy into their lives.

Peter Pettegrew at The Polesak Paintout
Peter Pettegrew at The Polesak Paintout
Penultimate Picture of Peter Pettegrew at The Polesak Paintout
Penultimate Picture of Peter Pettegrew at The Polesak Paintout