Andrew Peters’ paintings are the result of a life spent in nature. He grew up hunting and fishing with his father in the Missouri River Valley. He was mentored in ecology by naturalist James Malkowski. He drew birds from life and Audubon prints, and studied academic painting in the studio of Fran Day. He earned a bachelor of Sciences degree from Iowa State University with a minor in art, and won the Iowa Duck Stamp competition at the age of 22 which launched his fine art career.
The Joslyn Art Museum provided Andrew with his earliest art lessons and the complete collection of original watercolors by Karl Bodmer which kindled his passion for travel and painting onsite. He roamed Africa for a year painting game animals and indigenous peoples. He has painted throughout North and South America and in Romania, Morocco, Spain, Italy, France, and Ireland.
Andrew roams the intermountain west painting in his travel trailer modified into a studio. “It is sustainable travel, mostly in wilderness and without constraints”. He believes it to be the best way to create the highest quality paintings of the American landscape.
Andrew’s work is sold by Summit Fine Art, in Billings, Montana, Wood River Fine Arts, in Ketchum, Idaho, and The Howell Gallery in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He resides in Council Bluffs, Iowa.