Artist Statement of Peter Kiesners

My main focus in painting is people. I love to study people of all ages - they simply intrigue me and I never tire of noticing things about them. There seems to be an endless supply of moments which can be transformed into paintings - my goal is to capture some and further use these as references for works which leave the viewer feeling inspired.

My style is traditionally based and quite realistic with parts that are impressionistic. The idea here is to use older techniques in a contemporary fashion leading to a fresh, thought provoking look. I have been working in the visual arts for over 20 years as a designer, photographer and videographer. Of late, I am creating an increasing amount of painted art works and feel I have my past to thank for being better able to think, design paintings and paint.