Artist Peter McDonald
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Peter was a restless journalist when on a whim he took a painting class and discovered a passion he never knew existed. “It was,” the Australian born artist recalled after the first water color class, “love at first brushstroke.” He was immediately drawn to abstraction and his distinctive work is built on watercolor bases and random color and texture and transformed by intricate line work.
More than two decades later his work has been seen in both national and local shows winning numerous awards including the National Watercolor Society’s Frode Dann Award. The late Dr. Alex Vilumsons, the prize winning abstract-impressionist, and Tom Fong, the California master teacher and artist were influential in his development as an artist. He has studied with noted watercolorist Fealing Lin and abtract artist and teacher Terri Balady.
“For me, life is a wonderful abstraction of elusive beauty, mystery and spiritual transformation I feel compelled to explore as an artist and try and make sense of in, well, the abstract,” he explains. He is a member of the National Watercolor Society and the Pasadena Society of Artists.