Saturday, December 21, 2013

"Tony Peters' Clean Bright Roads" by Stephen Jared

I recently finished a really great interview with Stephen Jared
that can be seen on his website by clicking here...

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

"Motel Pool Cleaner" exhibited at the USC Fisher Museum

I am pleased to announce that my painting "Motel Pool Cleaner"  (16 x 24 inches, oil on canvas) is currently exhibited at the California Art Club's 102nd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition at the USC Fisher Museum of Art, June 2nd -23rd.
USC Fisher Museum of Art
823 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Friday, May 31, 2013

"Odyssey" and "Sixth Street Bridge"

"Odyssey" 17x20 inches, oil on canvas.

"Sixth Street Bridge" 12x16 inches, oil on canvas.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Corvette on Sunset

"Corvette on Sunset" 24 x 36 inches, oil on canvas. By Tony Peters, 2013
I have long had the goal/wish/dream of exhibiting at the Los Angeles Art Show at the LA Convention Center. Finally, my new gallery (ALFA) exhibited my work there in January. I finished this new painting "Corvette on Sunset" just in time for the show.
I have been painting Hollywood since the mid 1990's when I moved to LA to attend Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. I was barely 20 years old, LA and Hollywood were so different from where I was from, San Diego seemed homogeneous in comparison. My new home was rich with hauntingly familiar scenes from half remembered movie backdrops, film history, and mid-century architecture. Before the days of digital or camera-phones, I was already a shutter bug, a Yashica Electro 35mm camera was my constant companion.
"The Whiskey A-Go-Go" 36 x 36 inches, oil on canvas. By Tony Peters 1999.
In my explorations I discovered Sunset Strip, Tower Records, The Whiskey a-Go-Go, and a hundred other places... the first paintings I ever exhibited reflected my love for Hollywood and LA architecture, and it has been my subject ever since.
In my later research, I discovered a series of Ed Ruscha photos of Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Strip that documented all these places too. The above Ruscha photo shows Filthy McNasty's, before it was the Viper Room. Turner's Liquor is still there and looks the same today. This is also the backdrop in my painting, "Corvette on Sunset".

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Grauman's Chinese Theater

If you are anywhere even remotely close to the Southern California area this week/weekend (January 24 to 27, 2013) you really need to drop what you're doing and go to the Los Angeles Art Show. It's one of the most important annual art events every year, always my favorite, and it's huge. There are undoubtedly incredible treasures to see every time I've gone, paintings by many of my favorite artists, traditional to contemporary. I feel very honored that American Legacy Fine Art will have a booth there with four of my paintings.

My new painting (above) will be included at the show, it's called "Grauman's Chinese Theater" 24 x 30 inches, oil on canvas. I'm also working on another new piece that isn't finished yet... it will be unveiled at the show.