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.