Biography

Chris Peters creates his art in his Los Angeles studio.

His formal education began in Seattle where he received bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Washington. Later he trained for three years at the Gage Academy of Art, learning the drawing and painting methods of the 19th-century academic tradition.

His work has been exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as part of the private collection of Academy Award winning director Guillermo del Toro. He's had eight previous solo shows at galleries in Santa Monica, Santa Fe, and New York City. His collectors include many members of the music and film industries.

His short films have screened at the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, the Rhode Island International Film Festival, the Fantasia Film Festival, plus many others. Additional information about his film work is available here: Chris Peters Filmography.

Chris Peters Paintings

Ozymandius

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I met a traveler from an antique land,
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert...Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal these words appear:
My name is Ozymandius, King of Kings,
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away."