From his youth, the constant presence of his great-grandfather’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 be-came the underlying structure which allowed Skidd to launch into transitional and abstract work. Having completed his for-mal education in the East, Peter moved west to begin an art career. Skidd resides in Scottsdale with his wife and two chil-dren.
“My education in traditional French academic painting be-came 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.”