Matthew J Peake
I began my professional career in 1982 as a family physician in rural Vermont. After 24 years, I left my practice of medicine to pursue a fulltime career in the visual arts. Initially, my paintings were realistic renderings of the figure with fruit, (Bearing Fruit series), but my fascination with movement led me to painting the figure from aerial perspectives (The Overlooks) and to the composing and displaying of some of my works on a rotational frame (The RoFrame®) as with The RoFrame Overlooks.
Perspective in rendering the human figure continued to be an interest of mine, whether linear, aerial, or with views from below, which led to the sculptural photography pieces making up the series, Outside The Box.
More recently, I have entered into the realm of abstraction, with collages, mosaics, and assemblages, which I discovered are definitely possible, even in pastel.