peter seward

I grew up as one of five children. We didn't fully appreciate our artist-parents' efforts to introduce us to painting and majestic landscapes. After all these years, I am embracing early influences shaped by geography in my paintings. I worked professionally as an illustrator behind the scenes in New York City for two decades. Since moving to the Adirondack Park in 2004, I'm conscious of being part of the continuum of the Hudson River School. My recent body of work, entitled "Stealth Towers," has been showcased in solo and group exhibitions in upstate New York, New York City, New Mexico and Connecticut.

Solo Exhibitions
2009 7444 Gallery, Saranac Lake, NY
Way Out Gallery, Renselearville, NY
2008 Depot Theater, Westport, NY
Visitor's Interpretive Center, Paul Smiths, NY
2007 "Stealth Towers," Bluseed Studios, Saranac Lake

Selected Group Exhibitions
2009 LAND/ART "Here & There: Seeing New Ground," 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM
BCB Gallery, Hudson, NY
Corscaden Gallery, Keene Valley, NY
2008 Exit Art Underground, "Its Not Easy," NYC
"Repositioning the Landscape," Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
Curated by Jennifer McGregor
2007 For Art's Sake, Malone, NY
"Faces and Figures" Adirondack Artist Guild, Saranac Lake
"Elemental," Juried Show, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY
2006 "War," Bluseed Studios, Saranac Lake
Juried Show, Adirondack Artist's Guild, Saranac Lake
"Three Visions," juror's picks, Adirondack Artist's Guild, Saranac Lake
"Flight," ACNA Annual Exhibit, Visitor's Interpretive Center, Paul Smiths

  • Press Republican, Plattsburgh, NY, "End Times," September 17, 2009, Out & About, cover.
  • Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Saranac Lake, NY, "End Times, Past, Present," September 4, 2009, Weekender, p.8 & 13.
  • The Albuquerque Arts, "LAND/ART New Mexico," June 2009, p.9.
  • Albuquerque Sunday Journal, "Fresh visions abound in LAND/ART exhibits," July 5, 2009, ARTS page F3.
  • On the Scene, Hudson-Catskill News. "BCB Arts presents "The Peaceable Kingdom," April 3, 2009
  • 7 days. Vermont "Adirondack Artist Takes on a Towering Controversy" July 16, 2008, p.17
  • Westport Minuteman, Westport, CT, "Westport Arts Center exhibit highlights artists' concern for the vanishing landscape," Feb 7, 2008, Good living p. B1
  • I-87 Towers, A Davidson/Seward Publication, Pont la Vue Press, Lake Placid, 2007
  • Wireless Estimator, online industry website, "Artist finds spiritual aspect to communications towers, others find them controversial," Aug-Sept, 2007
  • Press Republican, Plattsburgh, NY, "Blending cell towers with landscapes," August 23-30, 2007, p. C2
  • Adirondack Daily Enterprise, "Stealth Towers Exhibit focuses on art, not controversy of the I-87 tower debate," Aug 15, 2007, p. 2
  • North Country Public Radio, interview and online exhibit with Brian Mann, "Stealth Towers" show provokes cell phone discussion" Aug 15, 2007
  • North Country Public Radio, interview with Todd Moe, "Three Visions Show," Nov 2006