Description A man with a fierce appearance is looking straight at the viewer. His graying black hair, short beard, and blue eyes, plus a loose shirt gives him a casual appearence.We had stopped by the coffee shop on the cruise ship. While we were sipping our drinks, I looked around at our fellow customers.Across the room was this sullen fellow who looked as though he was nursing a hang-over, or may be was deserted by his girl friend.I took a series of photographs from which I developed this painting. 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.
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