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Peter Nixon Shines as the Official Artist of the 2019 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

Legendary musician Wynton Marsalis once said, “Jazz music is America’s past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and [...]

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Artist Peter Nixon Shares His Origin Story on a Two-Part ‘Behind the Artist’ Podcast

Peter Nixon blends the worlds of the classical and the contemporary in a way that few artists can. A devotee of masters like Da Vinci and Raphael, Nixon’s encyclopedic knowledge of art [...]

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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 [...]

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Defining Cubism: Art’s Ability to Shatter and Build Again

One of the reasons LEGOs are still popular today is their versatility. Those ubiquitous blocks can create anything: a race car, a vase, even the Eiffel Tower. But did you ever wonder where this [...]

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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 [...]

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5 Tips on How to Overcome Creative Block From Professional Artists

Creative block can strike at any time, stifling your inspiration and grinding your productivity to a halt. It’s something anyone who has tackled a creative project has experienced at one time or [...]

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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 [...]

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The Art of Capturing Love

Artist Peter Nixon knew he didn’t want to be like his fellow art students who dressed in drab clothing and created angst-filled art. Instead, Nixon chose a more optimistic and challenging path [...]

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Celebrating the Supermoon with Lunar Art

Long ago, when a thief entered the hut of a Zen master, he found nothing worth stealing. The Zen master returned, and instead of confronting the thief, said: “You have come a long way to visit [...]

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8 Park West Gallery Artists and Their Playlists

Need a creativity boost? How about some suggestions for a new playlist? Park West Gallery artists are moved by music in many ways, whether it’s listening to it while painting or guiding their [...]

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