I, like many painters, was initially inspired to begin painting by my discovery of a book of Van Gogh’s paintings that I came across as a teenager. Since then I have been influenced by many artists and movements: most notably the American Abstract impressionists of the 1960’s, such as Joan Mitchell, and modern Australian painters such as Arthur Boyd, Kevin Connor and Elizabeth Cummings.
I like to start the process of painting in an intuitive fashion, building up areas of colour and searching for compositional features of the image as it emerges. I usually work quickly to capture an impression of the subject matter, allowing spontaneity to distort and abstract the image as it evolves. I find that the most satisfying works arrive at a conclusion where the work conveys a sense of familiarity that is not immediately accessible.
About Peter Burger
Peter Burger studied art at Meadowbank Technical college in the early 1980’s and has been painting and exhibiting ever since.
His works are predominately focused on exploring the tension between the literal and abstract interpretation of landscapes and portraiture.
Burger’s works have been shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout Sydney and NSW. His works have attracted Highly Commended, Commended and People’s Choice awards. His works are represented in collections throughout Australia.
Burger devoted himself to teaching for much of the last ten years, only exhibiting occasionally, but is now painting full-time.
THE VALLEY OIL AND ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 100 X 100 CM $1900 PETER BURGER
EUABALONG ACRYLIC ON BOARD 120 X 80 CM $1650 PETER BURGER
MINING TOWN OIL & ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 112 X 90 CM $1650 PETER BURGER
ROAD TO BATHURST ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 120 X 110 CM $1950 PETER BURGER