After a 35 year career as a painter and illustrator in the San Francisco Bay Area, Christopher Peterson now lives and works in Asheville, North Carolina. Mr Peterson straddles the wobbly line between Fine and Applied art. He is best known for having designed over 150 posters for San Francisco’s legendary Fillmore, as well as other bands, venues and festivals. He has designed posters for Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Phish, Peter Frampton, Bonnie Raitt, and Van Morrison. The list goes on. His posters and illustrations have been published in The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Art of Modern Rock by Paul Grushkin and Dennis King – Chronicle Books 2004; Illustrators 41 Society of Illustrators New York, and Print’s Regional Design annual. Mr Peterson’s paintings are fundamentally urban landscapes, featuring familiar scenes from the highly mechanized and complex life we all live. Working most of the time (but not always) from photographs, he’s constantly shooting and editing, to find the best combination of light, color and design for his paintings. He has exhibited at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, as well as many group shows throughout the Bay Area and the country. His paintings are in many private and corporate collections, including the US Air Force art collection.
Acrylic, Black & White, Caricature, Cartoon, Comps, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Fine Art, Graphic, Impressionistic, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Painterly, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Photoillustration, Realism, Storyboards, Stylized, Technical, Texture, 3-D Rendering, Type Design, Watercolor, Interactive, Concept Art, Installations, Film/Entertainment, Crayon, Motion, Pop-Up
Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Architecture, Book Covers, Botanical, Celebrities, Computers, Corporate, Education, Family, Fantasy, Food, Futuristic, Health, Historical, Icons, Industrial, Information Graphics, Landscape, Leisure, Maps, Medical, Mural, Music, Nature, Packaging, People, Portrait, Posters, Product, Science, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Sports, Technology, Textiles, Transportation, Travel, Americana, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Edgy, Environmental, Financial, Urban, Branding, Surface Design