Meet Peter Terrin, a 48 year old Belgian artist who captures emotion and feeling through his artwork. Currently, Peter is residing in Mexico where he’s found a whole new palette of colors to use to create. At the age of 33, Peter became a professional artist, prior to that he spent many nights socializing as an entertainer/MC which inevitably helps him in his current profession. Peter’s found inspiration from the beautiful setting that Mexico provides, from the turquoise color of the ocean to the colors of tropical flowers. The family-oriented, funny yet humble culture in Mexico also helped Peter feel at home. You can find Peter’s on Instagram @Peter_Terrin_Art and on YouTube under TerrinArt.
Peter recalls his journey as an artist starting when he was 6-8 years old; his mother was a hobby painter, so he was accustomed to drawing and painting in his free-time as a child. Since his parents didn’t believe in art school, he went to school for textile designs; though he had no desire for a career in textile designs, he appreciated the hours it required drawing and painting. When he was 33 years old he took a leap of faith turning his love of art into a profession. While there were some days at the start that he may have fit the term ‘starving artist’ he embraces those days now looking back as it was all part of his journey and helps him to realize how far he’s come. Good thing he stuck with it because his art portfolio is truly one of a kind!
Peter defines his artwork now as “a modern style of impressionism”. He uses heavybody acrylics, applied on canvases with palette knives of all different sizes and shapes to create unique textures. Peter loves the texture and heavybody of Arteza’s Acrylic Premium Paints and the unique shapes of our Palette Knives. He especially appreciates the unique color selection available at arteza.com. He notes, “With some basic colors I can make the colors that I need, but Arteza has colors that are very difficult to make. Like they have certain kinds of pinks, turquoise… Arteza has these colors, they have a bright range of bright colors that you don’t actually have to mix.” Additionally, Peter is a big fan of our Pouring Acrylic Paints.
Peter’s refreshing outlook travels far beyond his canvases, his optimistic attitude is as bright as the colors that make up his paintings. Peter remarked that his response to the question ‘what is the best painting he’s ever made?’ is always “the one I’m going to make tomorrow”. He is always pushing to creatively go the extra mile and outdo himself, which definitely comes across when you review the stunning paintings he’s created thus far. Peter’s mentality towards creating specifically is put in the extra hours, keep going, and practice, practice, practice!