Watch Paul's clip from Minnesota Original below!
Artist Paul Peterson wasn’t made here; he and his sister, Marita Metcalf, were born in Colombia and adopted by a family in Shoreview. As adults, they found their first family and are now in contact with them. Peterson’s latest series, painted on burlap coffee-bean bags from Colombia, features subjects traditional and native to the region of Colombia where he and Marita are from. (He often works on surfaces other than canvas because they add depth and texture.) His goal: giving back to the family that brought him and his sister into the world.
To learn more, watch Paul's episode of mno airing for the first time this Sunday, May 1st.
We began working on the studio this weekend, cleaning up and preparing for a crew from TPT's Minnesota Original to shoot an episode about Paul Peterson Artwork!
The episode will be used as a platform to release a new series based on Paul's heritage. Proceeds from the sale of these pieces will support those in need.
We can't wait to share more information soon!
Paul is often working on a variety of client commission projects, some of which require him to replicate an important painting or moment on canvas. We'll feature several commission "stories" in the blog, beginning with this one.
A client came to Paul looking for a special gift - a painting created from a image of a friend accomplishing an important milestone.
Paul worked from the image above to create the painting you see below. As you can see, the recipient was thrilled!
Paul created some custom closet doors for the television show "I Hate My Kitchen", which can be found on the DIY Network and HGTV.
Watch the video below, which shows Paul receiving his assignment from "I Hate My Kitchen" host James Young. Images of the process and finished product can also be found below.
What a great turnout! Thanks to all who helped make my 10-year Anniversary Art Show such a success. What a great night.
Several new pieces sold, but we do have several new pieces still available. Many of these pieces were newly-created for the event so please reach out for details if you weren't able to attend - or if you did attend and something caught your eye!
Welcome to the new site and blog. We're happy you have taken the time to check out Paul's work.