Peter Adams

After the Rain at Lee’s Ferry, Vermilion Cliffs, Arizona

  • Oil on panel
  • 24" x 20", artwork
  • Contemporary

Artist’s Statement
“I am particularly interested in unique lighting effects and how these effects reflect, refract, diffuse and obscure detail. It is the ethereal quality of light that intrigues me. In painting natural or inanimate objects, I am constantly trying to discover and interpret interesting design, shapes, and color harmonies to stimulate the eye. Elevating the human spirit and arousing a sense of discovery is what excites me as an artist.”
— Peter Adams

Description
I did this painting while on a trip in 2014 to southern Utah right near the Colorado River crossing of Lee’s Ferry after a major rainstorm. I particularly enjoyed seeing the desert come alive with color and the sudden formation of a little steam after the downpour. The landscape with its distant haze and massive and distinctive geological structures made me think of Ancient Egypt.

Acquired by American Legacy Fine Arts directly from the artist

EXHIBTIONS
Masters of the American West Autry National Center, Los Angeles, February 1 – March 8, 2015
Waterhouse Gallery exhibit November, 2015


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Artwork Description

Artist’s Statement
“I am particularly interested in unique lighting effects and how these effects reflect, refract, diffuse and obscure detail. It is the ethereal quality of light that intrigues me. In painting natural or inanimate objects, I am constantly trying to discover and interpret interesting design, shapes, and color harmonies to stimulate the eye. Elevating the human spirit and arousing a sense of discovery is what excites me as an artist.”
— Peter Adams

Description
I did this painting while on a trip in 2014 to southern Utah right near the Colorado River crossing of Lee’s Ferry after a major rainstorm. I particularly enjoyed seeing the desert come alive with color and the sudden formation of a little steam after the downpour. The landscape with its distant haze and massive and distinctive geological structures made me think of Ancient Egypt.