Kids & Animals
Austin, Texas-based artist Kevin Peterson paints images of young children and animals juxtaposed against dystopian urban environments.
Peterson studied fine art alongside psychology in college and his varied career included a graduate degree in social work and a job as a corrections officer before he returned to his art practice in 2005. The artist’s interest in psychology and societal dynamics helps inform the intention behind his works, which Peterson describes as dealing “with isolation, loneliness and longing teamed with a level of optimistic hope. Issues of race and the division of wealth have arisen in my recent work. This work deals with the idea of rigid boundaries, the hopeful breakdown of such restrictions, as well as questions about the forces that orchestrate our behavior.”
This is one of the smallest paintings I've ever done. On beautiful @khadipapers A7 recycled, handmade cotton paper that were a gift from @lou.lou.loves.this
Trying new things for my #prussianblueriverproject