Peter Beckley is an artist who describes his style as indescribable. He’s been creating works of art for over 20 years in a variety of media including photography, pen and ink, leather, paint, and most recently, digitally. He says the one thing that he’s noticed when looking back though his catalog of work is that over time he has become more comfortable with color, but still has a fear of the blank page. His most recent works are inspired by his move to the coast city of Wilmington, North Carolina in 2014, and feature coastal and ocean life, seascapes, and landscapes.
Peter says he’s grown to love and appreciate color, which led him away from graphite and black charcoal and towards paints, and ultimately towards what he admittedly has called the safest place to experiment with color and form, the computer screen. The world around him inspires his art now, and can also prompt is creative forces as a voice. He’s recently also starting focusing more on how design is used to solve problems and communicate ideas for more than just artistic expression. All of which explains why he has such a wide variety of works across a spectrum of media.