Pete Peterson is a member of Western Writers of America and of Western Fictioneers, an award-winning artist, the great-grandson of a Confederate veteran and descended from Cherokees who trudged the Trail of Tears. He is a devotee and student of frontier history and fiction, a lover of Western art.
“My novels are not great literature, my paintings are not masterpieces. But if you are regular folks like me, you may like what I do.
“My writing stems from a lifelong fascination with the American West—it’s history, myths and legends. I became a devotee and student of frontier history and fiction at an early age. My novels are campfire tales, thoroughly researched and true to the conditions and character of the country and its inhabitants as they existed then.
“I paint the things I see and love in the world around me—nature, wildlife, and interesting characters I encounter in real life and in the pages of history. I do not believe that a painting must be surrealistic, weird or depressing to be art. Nor do I make apologies that my work is recognizable for what it was intended to represent. If my painting must make a statement, let it say, “Welcome. Enjoy. I hope this makes you feel good.”
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