Peter Clapper paints directly from nature, and quickly, usually completing each piece in one or two sittings. He prefers to depict scenes he is familiar with, and to which he has some emotional attachment. This general sense of intimacy is very much in evidence in these paintings, particularly in the gentle manner in which he coaxes each view into a structured, reassuring whole. Peter graduated with a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1979. Catskill Cultural Center; Platte Clove Residency 1998 Workspace Fellowship, Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY, 1988 Lillian Frederick-Fiolic Award, Woodstock Artists Assn., Woodstock, NY