I strive to represent what I see accurately, especially in terms of the overall “note” – a visual notion encompassing the large value and color relationships of a subject, combined with nuanced drawing, in this case with the loaded brush, and an eye toward mood and composition. The latter sensibilities draw heavily on subjective qualities such as personal experience both of life and nature, and of the painting traditions of the past. I hope that the work inspires a sense of recognition and of beauty in the viewer. These are representations of a reality that is passing away. “At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known.” (1 Corinthians: 13-12 NAB)
I currently live and work out of my home in western Wisconsin, the United States. I do landscape paintings from nature, “plein air”, commissioned portraits of homes and gardens, and sacred art with Christian themes. I blog at http://peterbougieartcom.blogspot.com/.