From his youth, the constant presence of his greatgrandfather's art hanging above him throughout his home inspired Peter to love beauty and to pursue the search for beauty through painting.
He obtained a B.A. in Philosophy at the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts and an M.F.A. from The New York Academy of Art. An education in traditional French academic painting became the underlying structure which allowed Skidd to launch into transitional and abstract work. Having completed his formal education in the East, Peter moved west to begin an art career. Skidd resides in Scottsdale with his wife and two children.
“My education in traditional French academic painting became the underlying structure which allowed me to launch into transitional and abstract work.
"My art is an exploration into new techniques while drawing on my formal education and experience. I am constantly searching for simple expressions of aesthetics. I love the limitless avenues of possibility in metal, the three-dimensionality of the steel and simply the fun of creating art in this rigid yet flowing medium.”
Resides in Scottsdale, AZ