Christopher Peterson

Mr Peterson’s paintings are fundamentally urban landscapes, featuring familiar scenes from the highly mechanized and complex life we all live. Working most of the time (but not always) from photographs, he’s constantly shooting and editing, to find the best combination of light, color and design for his paintings. He works primarily in oil on canvas, and makes his own floater frames. He is represented by SHOH gallery in Berkeley, CA., and has exhibited at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, as well as many group shows throughout the Bay Area and the country. His paintings are in many private and corporate collections, including the US Air Force art collection.

Mr Peterson straddles the wobbly line between Fine and Applied art. He is best known for having designed over 150 posters for San Francisco’s legendary Fillmore, as well as other bands, venues and festivals. He has designed posters for Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Phish, Peter Frampton, Bonnie Raitt, and most recently for Van Morrison. The list goes on. His work has been published in The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Art of Modern Rock by Paul Grushkin and Dennis King – Chronicle Books 2004; Illustrators 41 Society of Illustrators New York, and Print’s Regional Design annual.

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Participating Weekends
Artwork Price Range
$75- $2500
Studio or Exhibition Space Address
Sawtooth Building- 930 Dwight Way #11a, Berkeley, CA, USA
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