Description He looks at the viewer fiercely, almost surprised. 'Why are you looking at me?' You may not want to be alone with this dark haired young man with his closely cut black mustache and beard. He is wearing a blue coat, and stands befor a peach colored background.We were walking around Patzcuaro, Mexico, one evening of our vacation. I was snapping photographs of the busy scene around us. There were several typical road side eating places near the market place. Most had families eating dinner around a table.Upon examining the images later, I liked particularly this man's face.The painting I developed is quite a bit different. His coloring and clothing have been changed. Once again, I never knew his real name.This is from my 'Sinister Man Series.'The original oil painting on canvas may be available. Visit my website: http://www.peterworsley.com for details.
Peter Worsley, Santa Barbara, California Member Since July 2007 Artist Statement Born in England, Peter Worsley came to California in 1956, and to Santa Barbara in 1970. His serious work in the visual arts began in 1996, after retiring from some fifty years in industry. Though largely self-taught, he continues to study with some of the wonderful artists who teach locally.
Always, he has a strong desire to include people in his paintings. To him, people add life. After initially choosing to work in watercolor, Peter gradually introduced opaque gouache into his work, producing many gouache paintings over several years. From these early struggles, Peter has evolved to where today he paints ordinary people doing everyday things at interesting places, in a Social Realism style, using oil on canvas.
Active in the local art community, Worsley is a Past President of both the Santa Barbara Art Association and the Goleta Valley Art Association, a member of the Santa Barbara Studio Artists, Associate Member of Oil Painters Of America, and a Founder and former Director of Santa Barbara Visual Arts Alliance.
View my website <http://www.peterworsley.com>. Or, email me at <firstname.lastname@example.org> for an appointment to walk through my studio and private gallery with sunny gardens and ocean views.