Peter Van Dyck Yard Reflected in the Camper Window oil on linen 26” x 29” 2012
Peter Van Dyck Alabama Studio Interior oil on board 24” x 22” 2009
Peter Van Dyck studied painting at the Florence Academy of Art, and his classical training is quite evident. His sense of spacing in a composition is strong, as is his grasp of absolutely correct value. What I love the most though, is his attraction to unexpected subjects, as in "Yard Reflected in the Camper Window".
I paint very directly with very little foresight and planning. I really don’t have any hard and fast rules, except to do whatever it takes to enjoy myself when I’m painting.
- Peter Van Dyck