Sabbath At Sea

A lot of people who know mainly my watercolors are surprised to learn oil was my dominant medium until the 1990s. This 24 x 36 oil, “Sabbath At Sea”, won the Hoyne Award at the 1991 Mystic Maritime Museum International Exhibition; category Grand Banks Fishing. Among the jurors was the famous journalist William F. Buckley, himself a distinguished sailor. The museum sent comments from some of the jurors, and of this award winner, Buckley said, “This painting has an almost palpable sense of piety!” All of us who have spent time at sea are familiar at times with the sensation of knowing we could really use some help. I think this is exemplary of my approach to painting: I try to create an honest and accurate interpretation of life, to which the viewer brings his own experience, giving us a shared conversation about life.

Featured: 31st Annual International Maritime Art Exhibition

Charles Peterson’s original watercolor Lucia Simpson Leaves Sturgeon Bay will be featured in the 31st Annual International Maritime Art Exhibition at Mystic Seaport Maritime Gallery on September 25, 2010.   The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport is the nations more reputable gallery for contemporary maritime art. 

Maritime Art by Charles Peterson

Lucia Simpson Leaves Sturgeon Bay