Pat Peter

Patricia Ann Peter was born in Camden, New Jersey. Currently, she resides in Arlington, Massachusetts.

In 1978, Peter graduated with a BS degree in Athletic Training. After several jobs in the healthcare field she returned to school and in 1985 received her BS degree in Physical Therapy, at which point she moved to Nantucket for work. In 2005, Peter was encouraged to join an art therapy group on Nantucket which is where she began painting. Initially, artmaking for Peter was purely therapeutic. Since then, her work has grown tremendously and has become highly sought after. Peter creates vibrant works in acrylic on canvas depicting scenes inspired by nature, personal experiences, and from her own dreams.

Peter has shown her work extensively across Massachusetts in galleries as well as in other settings.

"I have discovered art as a venue to my emotions. By painting what I see around me or from images I can begin to get a sense of my feelings. Many times the finished piece tells me what my true emotions are. I may not fully understand what I was feeling until the painting is complete and I am face to face with it. Many times the colors and images express my reality more accurately than words can."