Arts for ACT Gallery & Boutique is featuring Tampa artist Peter Stilton, Richard Bush and Christina Jarmolinski.
Peter Stilton is a Tampa artist who creates sophisticated whimsical paintings in a variety of themes and media that are inspired in part by the “fete” paintings of Rococo France. A full-time artist for three decades with over 40 solo shows in the U.S. and France, including La Sorbonne, his work is in private and corporate collections in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. Honors include work in the state collection of France (Office of the Mayor of Paris at Hotel de Ville) and in the permanent collection of the Springfield, MA, Museum of Fine Arts.
Stilton’s lyrical style has been described as linear expressionism with diverse subject matter, including symbolic geometric abstracts. His art draws the viewer into a world of visual surprises and sophisticated whimsy.
“My work is a kaliedoscope of all the places, colors and images I experience," Stilton states. "It is a congruence of the past and present moment with a tangent that points to the future. Figurative or rhythmically abstract, my paintings reveal a substantive mental world beyond the material prose of existence. Child-like trust opens the doors to new vistas and imaginative juxtapositions where images change dimension and properties in uncharted and delightful ways, such as the pure joy of color and line, or the Chippendale chairs, Rolls-Royces, pipe organs, and cellos all enjoying the beach.”
Peter Stilton’s distinguished academic career (masters in art history and cinema from UCLA and USC) also includes professorships of art and humanities at colleges and universities in California, Florida and New York. Currently, the artist teaches elementary art to inner city children and paints mostly in Florida and Maine. Stilton is also writing and illustrating a book for children about the adventure of two antique Rolls-Royces in a Lewis Carroll chessboard of art styles and musical encounters.
For more information on Peter Stilton, visit his website at: www.peterstilton.com.