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Peter MathiosBehind each of Peter’s paintings is inspiration that comes from past experiences. Moments like these usually stem from childhood memories, particularly those of hunting waterfowl with his father and brother in the Suisun Marsh of northern California. During this time, he became interested in the different species of waterfowl and drew them religiously.
Upon graduating from the University of California at Davis with a degree in art, Peter moved to Bend, Oregon to hunt, fish, ski, and above all, paint. His time at the easel has not gone unnoticed. Oregon Ducks Unlimited named Peter their Artist of the Year four times. Previously selected for the 2005 Ducks Unlimited national art package, Peter has most recently been selected as the DU 2009 International Artist of the Year. Peter’s originals, prints and licensing opportunities are now available through Wild Wings, one of today’s leading publishers, distributors and retailers of wildlife, sporting, and nostalgic/Americana art prints and art-related products.
His work has appeared in Wildlife Art and US Art magazines, as well as the cover of California Waterfowl. Peter now resides in the rich, diverse Willamette Valley with his wife and two children. He teaches art at Central Linn High School, and continues to paint the lush nature around them.