"Realism is the new avant-garde." -Peter Yesis
Peter Yesis works from his home studio in Searsport, Maine, painting still lifes and rustic scenes of nature in a soft realistic style. “I enjoy the harmony of color that nature presents to us and I try to enhance that in my work and use color to express my own feelings about a subject.”
A native of New Jersey, Peter demonstrated a natural artistic talent early in life, but not until reaching his fifties did he pursue art professionally. His paintings intentionally leave space for thought and reflection. "When I am painting a still-life, a figurative or a landscape, my goal is to draw the viewer's eyes to the underlying beauty as I interpret it, and hold their attention long enough so they can discover and feel something of their own.”
Peter has studied and taken workshops with noted New England painter Stapleton Kearns and plein air painter Debra Joy Groesser. His paintings have been purchased by artists and collectors across the world and have been juried into exhibitions by the International Guild of Realism, Salon International, Oil Painters of America, the American Plains Artists and the C.M Russell Auction and the American Impressionist Society. He is currently represented by The Gallery at Somes Sound in Somesville, Maine, The Camden Falls Gallery in Camden, Maine, the Roux & Cyr Gallery in Portland, Maine, Todd Bonita Gallery in Portsmouth, NH, The True Grit Gallery in Middleborough, MA and the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT , and the Arts on 5th Gallery in Malvern, IA. He is a member of the International Guild of Realism and Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, and the Plein Air Painters of Maine.