Art In The Valley Gallery
209 SW 2nd Street
Corvallis Oregon 97333
(541) 752-0811 (Gallery)
Corvallis Art Walk
Thursday Jan. 18 4-8pm
Jana R. Johnson
Linda M. Ohlson
Introducing our newest member!
Since an early age, Peter showed an interest in drawing and painting. That interest grew into a passion and led to a life-long pursuit. He sees his paintings as an arrangement of color notations, built upon and played against one another, resulting in an orchestration of visual elements.
Peter earned his B.A in Studio Arts at San Diego State University in 1972. After a career in the painting and decorative finish industry, he chose to focus on his passion for fine art. He was accepted into the graduate program at the University of Oregon and completed his Master of Fine Arts Degree in 1984.
Peter has exhibited his work in several California galleries: Cambria, Morro Bay, San Luis Obisbo, Laguna Beach - as well as Oregon galleries: Silverton, Roseburg, Hood River, Seaside, Bend, Elsinore and Salem.
Peter has been invited to participate in plein air painting festivals from San Luis Obisbo, CA to Hood River, OR. He was recognized nationally by the Paint America Corporation for his works "Cascades of Granite" and "Canyon Symphony" as well as receiving a special mention at the Plein Air Painters of the Northwest Juried Exhibition at the Mirror Pond Gallery in Bend, OR. Peter recently received a 3rd place ribbon at the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival.
Featured Artists for January 2024:
"Call of the Mountains "
A Members' Group Show
January 2 - 27
Note: *The Gallery will be closed January 30 through February 3 for the installation of NEW Carpeting!
Featured Art for February 2024“Drawing for All Seasons”
Drawing for all Seasons Drawings done on botany dyed paper. "I dyed the paper using plants of the season, then did drawings of the plants of the same season. They are not necessarily the same plants I used to dye the paper. The dyed paper is to add depth and atmosphere to the drawings, not to mimic the drawings."
"When I started this series of drawings, I had no idea that it would parallel the Worldwide pandemic. My intent was to do some drawings during each of the four seasons. And I did."
The paper is hand dyed with the plants that were abundant during that season. The drawings are of the plants (mostly) that were apparent at that time. They are not necessarily the same plants. The dyed paper is to add depth and atmosphere to the drawings, not to mimic the drawings.