June – September 2015 – Exhibit Opening Friday June 26th 6pm – 9pm
Peter Fowler came to Buffalo after living and painting in Seville, Spain for ten years. Born in Denver, Colorado, he is a graduate of Colorado College with a degree in economics.
Peter Began painting while working in Boston at a computer-consulting firm in 1985. In Boston he was fortunate to take a painting course at the Museum School taught by Jon Imber. Imber, a disciple of Phillip Guston, imparted a theory about paint that emphasizes the raw painterly use of oils without much glazing or frill. “Let the paint speak” he remembers Imber intone. Peter has followed this theory and honed it to fit his unique style over many years.
He left Boston and went to San Francisco where he maintained a freelance computer graphics business to support painting until his move to Europe in 1989. In Europe he landed in Seville, the home of Zurbaran, Murillo, and Velasquez, and was exposed to a rich artistic heritage that helped Peter to add depth and story to his own work.
Today, he is the founder of the Kepa3 Gallery at 31 Barker Street in Buffalo where he also maintains his studio. Peter’s work can be found in corporate and private collections internationally; ADUANA, Cadiz, Spain, MatriSur, Seville, Spain; Christopher Hyland Design (NYC), Ellen Fawer Art (NYC); Eastman Machines, Uniland Development, and Canterbury Woods, and Rigidized Metals to name a few in Buffalo, New York. Kepa3 Gallery was established in 2001 and had recently moved from Allen Street to a 2400 square foot, 16 foot ceilings, ground floor location on Barker Street, in the newly-renamed “Midtown Buffalo”.