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Walt Peterson

Window to My Soul by Walt Peterson

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Phelps Media Group to Represent Fine Artist Walt Peterson

Written by: Carrie Wirth
Client: Walt Peterson
Release Date: 2014-05-15

Wellington, FL - May 15, 2014 - Phelps Media Group is pleased to announce the addition of fine artist Walt Peterson to its roster of clients. A South Florida native, Peterson is a highly sought after portrait artist who has recently caught the attention of equine enthusiasts because of his ability to capture the spirit of the equine form.

"We are excited to have Walt join our ever-growing list of clients," said Mason Phelps, founder and president of Phelps Media Group. "He has a very special gift that we think our audience is interested in discovering."

Peterson's artistic talent was evident at an early age. He was capable of capturing the likeness of his subjects in fine detail. He pursued fine art and graphic design at Florida State University then worked as graphic designer. 

In 1991, Peterson was faced with a game changing decision in his career. He discovered he was afflicted with a rare disorder known as spastic dysphonia. The disease left him without the ability to speak.  Unable to further lead his projects, Peterson soon discovered there were larger forces at work and the effects of the condition led him back to his art. Peterson realized that this was what he was meant to do.

Back in the studio, it would not be long before he would begin honing his craft, spending countless hours painting day and night. Within the next four years, he became quite successful as a portrait artist and had commissions booked in excess of 18 months out. Eventually, after he had established himself solidly with a viable career as an artist, Peterson's voice returned.  

In October of 2014, Peterson was presented with a new opportunity. He  was asked to create a painting for the International Polo Club Palm Beach's annual poster contest. This was a pivotal moment for Peterson. His painting was well-received, capturing the attention of the polo community. This would result in the creation of a additional images that have moved and inspired many enthusiasts.  Now hooked on capturing the beauty of the horse and rider, Peterson has added equestrian works to his repertoire along with his portrait commissions.

A traditionalist, Peterson is a master, painting exclusively in oil on fine Belgian linen. He is accepting a select number of private commissions.

Plans are underway for a one-man show of Peterson's equestrian art in Wellington, FL in the early part of 2016.   

About Walt Peterson - Fine Artist
A master fine artist specializing in realism of people, horses and pets.  Peterson is a painter of life, possessing the innate ability to bring all subjects to life.

To learn more about Walt Peterson the artist and to preview his portfolio visit his website at or visit his Facebook page by clicking here.


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