Born in 1954, Andrew Peters has dedicated his life to landscape painting using impressionistic and academic methods. He is irresistibly drawn to wild places for his plein-air sketches, which he has created throughout the American West and on other continents.
Peters's first instruction at the Joslyn Art Museum coincided with an exhibition of Karl Bodmer's watercolors, which kindled his passion for travel and painting onsite. He was mentored in painting by Fran Day, in ecology by James Malkowski, and received his bachelor's degree from Iowa State University. Andrew Peters won his first major art competition at age twenty-two. He roamed Africa for a year painting animals, landscapes, and Indigenous peoples, which resulted in major exhibitions at the Joslyn and the Denver Museum of Natural History. He lived in Cusco, Peru, painting scenes of Aymara and Quechua Indians, and in Florence, Italy, painting large canvases of Tuscan hill towns for major corporate commissions. He has sought subjects in Spain, Morocco, and Romania.
His work is found in the permanent collection of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and the Great Plains Art Museum, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where he was the first Artist-in-Residence. The National Museum of Wildlife Art, Cincinnati Museum Center, and Colorado History Museum have featured his work.
In 2010 Peters was the featured artist and lecturer at Arts on the Green in Cashiers, North Carolina. In addition to Masters he participated that year in the Prix de West, the C. M. Russell's Masters in Miniature, the Buffalo Bill Western Art Show and Sale, the National Museum of Wildlife Art's Western Visions Miniatures and More Show and Sale, and the Jackson Hole Art Auction. He is an ardent conservationist involved in prairie and wetland restoration.
Andrew Peters is represented by Trailside Galleries, Jackson, Wyoming, and Scottsdale, Arizona.