Peter Fiore

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Peter Fiore

ARC Living Master TM

American 21st Century Realist artist

Born 1955

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Peter Fiore (b.1955), like many landscape painters, often travels afar, yet he is just as easily transported by the ostensibly unremarkable farms and woodlands near his home in northeastern Pennsylvania. "I am interested in making the simple profound, so my own backyard can be inspirational. I just walk out my door and it's all there. By painting simply, magic happens."

Indeed, it is the contrast of Fiore's compositional simplicity with the complexity of his lively brushwork that makes him a standout. Employing a deceptively wide array of marks and colors, Fiore captures the way that light and shadow impart mood to a patch of land. Like many before him, he prefers winter because snow "reflects light and creates a spectrum of colors. But for me, that light is more than a visual tool, it is an emotional subject." With a worldview like this, Fiore need not travel far for stimulation, but simply hop in a car and explore the seashores and countryside of his own region.

Fiore was born in New Jersey and studied illustration at Pratt Institute before focusing on painting at Manhattan's Art Students League. His career in illustration has been stellar, featuring more than 20 children's books such as Lynne Cheney's bestselling When Washington Crossed the Delaware (2004), a mural campaign for Ralph Lauren's boutiques, almost two dozen paintings of U.S. Air Force missions worldwide, plus a two-year presidency of the Society of Illustrators.

As an illustrator, Fiore is, by definition, a people person, adept at addressing clients' needs while remaining true to his vision. By contrast, the landscape oils for which he is now winning attention reflect a distance from the fray. His favored acreage is cultivated by human hands, yet we see no figures. Although Fiore's colors are richer than those of his fellow Pennsylvanian Andrew Wyeth, both men impart a touch of romantic nostalgia to empty spaces, without crossing that invisible border into sentiment or prettiness.

This is a balance not everyone can strike, and we look forward to seeing where Fiore takes his gift next.

- Fine Art Connoisseur: Artists Making Their Mark July/August 2007

For more information about Peter,his work, and workshops, please visit

30 June 2017 to 29 July 2017

Pine Variations

37 Main St, Narrowsburg, NY 12764

ARC Living Master Peter Fiore is holding a solo exhibition entitled "Pine Variations" at the Delaware Valley Arts Center’s Alliance Gallery located on 37 Main Street Narrowsburg, NY 12764. The opening reception takes place on Friday, June 30 from 7 to 9 pm . The exhibit will be on view through July 29.

25 July 2017 to 18 August 2017

New York City Invitational Exhibition

525 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001

ARC Living Master™ Peter Fiore will be participating in the show “New York City Invitational”. The exhibition runs from July 25-August 18, 2017 with the opening reception on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 6-8pm at the George Billis Gallery located on 525 W. 26th Street New York, NY 10001.

01 December 2017 to 27 January 2018

Peter Fiore: Perceptions

5 Morristown Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Peter Fiore solo exhibition. Opening Reception: Friday November 10th, 6-9 pm