Peter Manion

peter hanging his painting on the wall

“I believe that art isn’t contained by only artists and communicating my process with others is a critical part of my work.”

- Peter Manion

As an artist, my creative process is deeply rooted in my unique lifestyle and experiences. I approach art as a means of self-expression and a way to explore the world around me. I am constantly seeking out new experiences, traveling to different places, and immersing myself in cultures to gain inspiration for my work.

My art is a reflection of my experiences and passions, and I strive to create work that is both personal and relatable to others. I believe that my unique perspective and approach to life are what give my art its distinct character and appeal.

I am committed to pushing the boundaries of my creativity and constantly seeking out new ways to express myself through my art. Whether I am working with traditional media or exploring new digital techniques, I am always looking for ways to innovate and evolve as an artist.

In short, my art is a reflection of who I am as a person and the unique perspective that I bring to my work. Through my travels, experiences, and passions, I am able to create art that is both authentic and inspiring.

The trajectory that has led me to the artist I am today is anything but conventional. I attended the Art Institute of Chicago from 1990 to 1994 and worked as an artist for six years following graduation, but in 2000, my life was turned upside down, and I saw my dreams of being an artist fade away. I began working in construction, and this unknowingly turned into a career restoring historic homes in St. Louis. After 10 years, I was burnt out and took a break, which gave me time to rediscover my love of creating. What I quickly realized once I began working as an artist again is that I was able to incorporate materials and techniques that I used in construction into my art.

Over the past 12 years, I have pushed my work using non-traditional materials, tools, and processes. Creating art for me is an experience, and I like to include others in my process. I believe that art isn’t contained by only artists and communicating my process with others is a critical part of my work. I find this collaborative approach enhances the viewing and understanding of art making.

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