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This beautiful north country scene is enhanced by images of our camper considering the adventuresome spirits who traveled these waters before him (or is it that they are considering him.). The Native American culture - Ojibwe most recently, but others for centuries before, the French Voyageur - backbone of the fur trade of the 1700's, and the legendary turn-of-the-century Lumberjack are all colorful contributors to our inheritance. Be careful not to step on the thinking of the viewer; but for your information, the thoughtful camper is Sigurd Olson, environmentalist, educator, writer and one of the strongest voices ever for wilderness preservation.
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Charles Peterson Biography
With his studio overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan, much of Charles Peterson's art reflects his love for sailing and the sea. Paintings of the great sailing ships and wonderful seascapes have long provided Peterson with both financial and professional success. Peterson's work has also been featured in the most prestigious galleries in the country and in juried shows of international significance.
But if Peterson's marine paintings have brought professional prestige and recognition, it is his unique "memories" paintings that have brought national popularity. Painted with the same personal interest, Peterson's "Memories Collection" of limited edition prints combine the elements of an old, forgotten site with the very subtle reflection of the special times that are still real for those who remember. New releases are awaited anxiously by collectors all across the United States and Canada. The Memories Collection strikes a chord in all of us who have fond memories of simpler times.
Regardless of subject, Peterson collectors have come to expect a consistent quality that comes only from a lifetime of study and work. Eight years of advanced art training, a successful twenty year career as a college professor of art, and an additional twenty years of painting fulltime have all contributed to the extraordinary watercolor compositions of a true master, Charles L. Peterson.