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How Peter Nixon Brings Classical Painting into the Modern Era

Peter Nixon’s art is breathtaking and luminous, beautifully blending the contemporary with the classical. His unique “Sketch Style” utilizes a series of working alterations left visible in each image, creating a dynamic sense of movement across his compositions. Nixon is known as a “painter’s painter.” He paints classical subjects using classic techniques. His oil paintings are compositionally brilliant, and he often uses models to help him ideally capture the female form. A student of art histo...

Peter Nixon Offers an Artist’s Perspective on One of His Favorite Paintings

We all have favorite works of art—paintings, sculptures, or other forms of artistic expression that connect with us on deep, emotional levels. Artists have their own favorites too. It can be exciting to hear an artist talk about an artwork they treasure. Their professional knowledge of the craft often helps them expound on aspects of the art that might not be apparent to a casual onlooker. That’s why we reached out to one of the most accomplished artists we know and asked him to take us on a dee...

How Peter Nixon Pays Tribute to History

Artists often provide insight on the various myths, artists and history that influence their style. In the artwork of Peter Nixon, he not only tells you, he shows you. “A lot of my paintings have little insets and pictures,” Nixon says. “It’s like reading the history about a subject or the background to a subject.” Nixon’s art is breathtaking and ethereal. His unique “Sketch Style” combines a form of Cubism with working alterations left visible in the picture, and is influenced by artists such a...

Peter Nixon Muses About His Muses

The Muse series by Peter Nixon is a fascinating take on the nine Muses of Greek mythology. As shared below, Nixon has specific meanings behind his beautiful goddesses. Muses originate in Greek mythology as the nine daughters of Zeus. They are the goddesses that inspire the domains of science, literature and the arts. Authors would often invoke the Muses when creating their works, be it songs or poems. Each Muse is associated with an item that refers to their specific domain. For instance, Erato,...