West-Coast-Landscapes-I

Peter Pettegrew-West coast and central Florida: Cedar Key, Everglades, Sanibel,Naples, Panhandle, Nature Coast, Charlotte Harbor, Boca Grande, Tampa Bay. Medium: Oil

Peter Pettegrew has devoted his life to capturing the timeless beauty of the natural landscape on canvas. As a youth, his world was centered in Monterey Bay, California, and it was here that his compelling encounters with the ocean inspired sketches. As early as four years of age, his aunt, who was a painter, recognized his talent and insisted to his mother that he only be given blank paper; no coloring books. Childhood sketches symbolized the sights and sensations of ocean landscapes, and soon more serious efforts resulted as he turned to painting. By ten years of age, the artist was already studying with one of the older marine painters in the Bay Area.
His formal art education began when he applied and qualified for admission to Harbor Senior High in Santa Cruz, California, a prestigious and progressive school dedicated to advancing the development of artistic skills and creative freedom. After moving to Florida, Pettegrew went on to attend the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, where he studied painting as well as graphic art techniques that he now employs in his work with hand-pulled serigraphs, stone lithographs, and originals. After his formal education, he furthered his schooling in individual mediums through private artist workshops, including oil painting, watercolor techniques and charcoal drawing. Finding his inspiration through detailed research of the Master Impressionists and plein air painters of the 19th Century, this work revealed the undeniable course for his life, “to honor the face of nature by painting her portrait in so many ways and in so many places.”
His captivating impressionistic style, using delicate tones, subtle luminous lighting, and savory blends of color, has resulted in distinctive paintings for his collectors. From childhood, the landscapes have always been the beloved subject for Pettegrew’s passionate creations. A naturalist, and outdoorsman, he camps, hikes, and explores, to find his timeless compositions. It is this focus, this need to completely lose himself in the wilderness in order to paint, breathing in the air of dawn and dusk, that nurtures the inspiration he pours onto his canvases.
He draws inspiration from his diverse travels. In the last few years he has been to France, the Bahamas, Montana, and California to capture his subject. Most often he is painting in the Southeastern United States. His home and studio are in Orlando, Florida, with another family residence on Marco Island, not far from the Big Cypress Swamp in the Everglades. Mr. Pettegrew states, “Whether I’m painting in the Everglades or in the marshes of South Carolina, these Southern wetlands have a feel and presence like nowhere else I’ve been. This land is where the spirit within lies very close to the surface. Its beauty abounds and one does not have to struggle to locate its magnificent side.”
Mr. Pettegrew always receives high praise from museum and gallery directors throughout the United States for his one-man and group exhibitions. Collectors anxiously await each new painting. The huge demand for Pettegrew’s work is gratifying for the artist, by providing him the means to give back to the natural world. He acts on his commitment to Promote, Preserve, and Protect the environment through his art. His gallery and museum events, and the ongoing sales of some of his work are venues to channel his support for environmental causes.
“I think we all need a greater sensitivity of our natural surroundings and what I fully experience when on location is what I spiritually need to paint. My hope is that this emotion is fully communicated, not just in the traditional sense, but rather a message of the mystery and joy in how nature really feels. Through painting, I share my love of nature with others and hopefully help to preserve her beauty.” ~Pettegrew


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Looking West
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Board
Size:12×24


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Virginia Waterlillies
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Board
Size:12×16


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Newton’s View
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Board
Size:20×16


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:End Of A Good Day
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:18×24


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Full Moon Fishing St Johns
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:20×24


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Spring Shower
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:11×14


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Twilight Gem
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:4×6

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Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Full Moon On The River
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:36×24

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Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Classic Florida Beauty
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:30×40


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Into The Distance
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:36×48


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Evening Solitude
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:36×48


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Moonlight Sonata-SOLD
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:20×24


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Lakeside Meadow
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:20×24


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Kiawah Marsh
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:24×30

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Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Tres Palms
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:18×24


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Lakeside Sunrise
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:11×14


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Central Florida Sunrise
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:11×14


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Plein Air Moonrise
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:16×20


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:When Night Becomes as Day
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:30×40

Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Midnight Blue
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size: 20×16


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Last Light On The Basin-SOLD
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:22×28


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Marsh Pine Creek
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:16×20


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Warm Summer Glow
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:7×9


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Sunset In The Low Country
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:48×36

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Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Low Country Colors
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:11×14


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Lower River Sunset
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:11×14

Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Deep Beginnings
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:24×30


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Summer Dunes
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:16×20


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Fakahatchee Sunset
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:20×24


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Summer Dunes
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:16×20


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Tropical Shores
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:30×40


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Palm Grove-SOLD
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:16×20

Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Autumn Shoreline
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:7×9


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Gulf Coast Marina
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:18×24


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Bayport Sunrise
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:36×48

Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Looking Back Toward Charleston
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:16×20


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Into the Light
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:36×24


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Panoramic Sunrise
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:12×24


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Indian River Lagoon
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:24×36


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:As The Light Shines
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:14×18


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:A Day At The Beach
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Board
Size:11×14


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:View of a Distant Lake
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size: 24×30


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Afterglow
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size: 19×25


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Sunset Glow Study
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:10×20


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Ozello Eve
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:40×30


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Sanctuary
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:16×20

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Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Quiet Morning Flight II
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:30×40


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Afternoon Marsh
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:16×20


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Three Palms
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:18×24


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Early Spring
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:16×20


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Low Country Palm Sunrise
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Board
Size:10×8


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Beyond The Back Gate
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Board
Size:11×14


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Long Boat Sunrise
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:20×24


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Daybreak
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:5×7


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Clearing Afternoon
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:6×9


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Back Country Sunset Progression
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:12×12


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:St John’s Shadows
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Paper
Size:14×18

Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Archipelago
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:12×16


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Perfect Florida Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:16×20


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Back Country Egret
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:32×32


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Ostello View
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:16×20


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Crystal River Evening
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:16×20


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Evening Flight
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:24×36


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Edge Of The Marsh
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:14×17


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Flight At Dawn
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:20×24


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Trout Stream
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:20×24


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Interior View
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:8×10


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Kissimme River-SOLD
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Sunset Glow B
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Paper
Size:10×20


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Serenity Dunes
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:36×24


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Low Country Path
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:11×14


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Blaze Of Color
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:20×24


Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:River Sunset B
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:11×14
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Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:River Sunset B
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:11×14
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Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Quiet marsh
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:24×30
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Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Moon Over The Marsh
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:5×7
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Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Storm Clearing
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:6×12
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Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Distant Pier
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:24×30
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Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Misty Sunrise Glow
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:9×12
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Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Evening Mood
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:8×11
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Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Interior
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Price:
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Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Low Country Colors
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Board
Size:11×14
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Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Palm Hammock
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:16×20
Price:
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Artist:Peter Pettegrew
Title:Marsh Glow
Medium:Oil
Substrate:Canvas
Size:16×20
Price:
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