Peter Wadsworth is draughtsman who works on paper and canvas using anything from ink pens to oils to create his imagery. Much of his work is reportage, bent on capturing in real time, the character of the events and people experienced. He relies on his extensive knowledge and swift ambidextrous drawing to capture the essence of his subjects in an enlightening way for the viewer. Reportage allows him to express his own impressions and explore the rich diversity of people and experiences of this world. He also creates conceptual depictions and illustrations apart from reportage which also display his strong line, design sense and drawing ability.
Peter has produced work for numerous clients and publications including The New York Times, Center for Disease Control (CDC), American Express, and was recently featured in British culture magazine Disclaimer. Peter’s work is represented in numerous private collections and was recently featured in a show at The Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts titled Grand Vocabulary: Contemporary American lllustration.
He received his BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY where he has lived for 30 years. He studied with master artist/illustrator David Passalacqua for 10 years.
He balances his artistic life–projects, assignments, shows–with that of being a father of a very talented young artist and a creative director at an advertising agency in New York City.