Peter Cady

I let intuition guide me to recreate my experience of living. What is the nature of our interactions- with each other, with the natural world, with the built environment? Life’s absurdity, seriousness, humor, is thrown in the mix.

I can enter the studio preoccupied with a physical or mental image, or excited to explore a new tube of paint, or needing to just smear. Often I work spontaneously, planning as little as possible, fighting off the logical brain.

A lifetime of observing coastal New Hampshire, it’s salt marshes, sea and sky, influences my subject matter.

I love to look at others’ paintings- who doesn’t? I am particularly taken now with Diebenkorn’s abstract and figurative work, David Park’s and Wayne Thiebaud’s luscious brushwork. I am fascinated by
Rothko’s vibrating color harmonies, Morandi’s tonal compositions, Wolf Kahn’s brilliantly lit forests, Gerhard Richter’s layered and scraped screeds.

In the Instagram age, follow me at Pcadycreates for the latest.

2020 planned shows, coronavirus not withstanding:
May- Ceres Bakery, Portsmouth,NH
June-August- Rye Public Library, Rye, NH
October-December- Portsmouth Historical Society, Portsmouth, NH