In a world that is increasingly
complex, impersonal, and high-tech,Peter
Ferber finds himself intrigued with the simple, timeless and more
comprehensible things that often go unnoticed. Having grown up spending
all his summers in Wolfeboro, Peter is drawn to the rural New Hampshire
landscape as inspiration for his paintings--the sparkling serenity
in the play of evening light across the lake, the simple purity of
a white clapboard barn in the snow, the warm patina of a weathered
boathouse are refreshing to his heart.
He has been working as
a full-time professional artist since graduating from Principia College
in 1976, and approaches each new piece with a desire to try something
new. He developed an appreciation for strong design and composition
at college in daily painting and drawing excursions, including a ten
week painting trip to Europe. Attention to detail and precise control
of the medium was honed through years of work producing architectural
renderings for historic restoration projects. He paints in watercolors,
oils, and most recently in acrylics.
Peter has done the poster
for the New England Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society
for the past nine years. His illustrations have appeared in national
magazines as well as in books. He has exhibited in many shows throughout
New England and the Midwest, and has had more than 40 reproductions
made of his work.
Beyond the appeal of the
scenes themselves, he hopes that his work will stir an awareness of
the value of preserving the character and history of this rich landscape
we all enjoy.