Peter Geen was born in Nelson, NZ and has been a passionate recreational painter since his school days. Peter describes himself as a ‘self-taught painter who has experienced the influence and mentoring from a number of acclaimed New Zealand Artists’. His art teacher at Nelson College, the late Ian Scott, a well respected New Zealand artist, once commented that “Peter has a flawless sense of tonal values”.
Peter has painted part time since the 1970's but became a full time painter after his three children left home. In 2003, Peter and his wife Kerry, designed and built EarthSea Gallery.
In the early 2000s Peter’s work changed markedly when he moved from oils to acrylic paint. This gave him the opportunity to refine his work and put the detail of the landscape into the paintings that is not often seen these days.
Peter's paintings are often described as 3-dimensional and consequently he is known as 'the master of detail and light'. This detailed style of painting is very time consuming with many hours of studio-based work going into each painting. He works with the finest Indian cotton canvas on cedar stretches and the best professional artist-quality acrylic paint.
Peter Geen has exhibited in Australia and New Zealand and his paintings have been purchased by private collectors throughout NZ,USA, Europe, Australia and Asia.
Despite selling hundreds of artworks over the past 40 years, Peter is still very honoured when someone purchases one of his paintings.