New Zealander, Peter Williams, has been described as "able to capture the essence of the moment and this is his hallmark".
A self-proclaimed "frantic impressionist" Peter prefers always to work from life with more poetic license than copying.
Originally a sheep and cattle rancher his painting success in New Zealand and Australia led to an invitation by Qantas Airlines to join their inaugural 747 flight to the USA in 1971 where he painted and exhibited.
Ten years later he brought his children to America to attend art school and paint. While here Peter was commissioned to paint horse racing scenes by the Racing Scene Gallery in New York City. He has been resident artist for nearly thirty years at Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Del Mar, Saratoga and Monmouth Park. He also paints florals, marine subjects, architecture, figure studies and vintage automobiles.