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Peter Muzyka - Fine Artist

Peter Muzyka

Madison, Ge - United States

 
 
 

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Peter Muzyka

Madison, Ge - United States

Peter Muzyka - Fine Artist

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About Peter Muzyka

I was raised on a farm in rural Pennsylvania and whenever I got the chance, I drew and eventually painted. I started learning advanced art techniques in the mid 1960's under Pennsylvania artist Andrew Palencar. He had a mastery of old masters' styles and took the time with a few of his serious art students to help us develop our skill levels. In the 70's I studied painting and illustration techniques under popular animal artists Robert C. Kray and George Luther Schelling. I won 1st place in oils and acrylics for a train painting in the US Navy-wide Juried Art Show in Norfolk VA in 1974 and later was selected to develop murals related to the National Bicentennial in Luzerne County, PA. In the 70's, I received many commissions for portraits and other works for private estates including a portrait from life of the actor Jack Palance.

I moved my family to Georgia in 1982 and began painting in egg tempera which I had started to learn years earlier. Georgia's landscape, its deteriorating farm houses, old plantations, colorful earth and plant life became my chief interest. Painting the vanishing old farmhouses, cotton mills and other farming structures which reflect the colors and textures of nature has moved me to present natures' way of reclaiming what man has created but abandoned. In most of my personal work, I try to achieve a sense of proportion between nature and manmade structures. I also work in India ink with a crow quill pen and occasionally in oils, watercolor and other medium.

In 1989, my egg tempera painting 'Georgia Lace' was chosen for purchase by the Georgia Arts Acquisition Program. Since then I have had several co-op and one-man shows in Georgia, both in Madison and in other locations such as Milledgeville, Cartersville, Rome, Athens and Atlanta.

In 1997, I received an honorable mention in the Georgia Watercolor Society'ôs annual juried show in Gainesville, Georgia. In 1998, my painting 'In The Roundhouse' was juried into the top 100 touring exhibit by the National Foundation for the Arts for the Parks in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The painting along with the other 99 depicting our National Parks traveled to several locations across the United States and sold to a private collector in New Orleans while on tour.

I continue to explore the relationships between man and his environment through landscapes and abandoned buildings being reclaimed by wildlife for habitat. My work appears in public and private collections in the United States, England, Japan, South Korea, Belguim, Canada, and Mexico.

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Rifle Range Road Farmhouse by Peter Muzyka
 

Rifle Range Road Farmhouse by Peter Muzyka

Alice Walker Homestead by Peter Muzyka
 

Alice Walker Homestead by Peter Muzyka

Aspens in the Tetons by Peter Muzyka
 

Aspens in the Tetons by Peter Muzyka

Schoodic Daffodils by Peter Muzyka
 

Schoodic Daffodils by Peter Muzyka

Window on the Past by Peter Muzyka
 

Window on the Past by Peter Muzyka

The Old Brick Mill Window by Peter Muzyka
 

The Old Brick Mill Window by Peter Muzyka

Doorway to the Past by Peter Muzyka
 

Doorway to the Past by Peter Muzyka

Window on Georgia by Peter Muzyka
 

Window on Georgia by Peter Muzyka

Georgia Valley in Autumn by Peter Muzyka
 

Georgia Valley in Autumn by Peter Muzyka

Feeding Frenzy by Peter Muzyka
 

Feeding Frenzy by Peter Muzyka

Beyond the Gate by Peter Muzyka
 

Beyond the Gate by Peter Muzyka

Frigid Flow by Peter Muzyka
 

Frigid Flow by Peter Muzyka

Smith Creek in Autumn by Peter Muzyka
 

Smith Creek in Autumn by Peter Muzyka

Autumn Leaves Floating Downstream by Peter Muzyka
 

Autumn Leaves Floating Downstream by Peter Muzyka

Light Flittering Downstream by Peter Muzyka
 

Light Flittering Downstream by Peter Muzyka

The Old Mill at Shoulderbone by Peter Muzyka
 

The Old Mill at Shoulderbone by Peter Muzyka

Storm Clouds by Peter Muzyka
 

Storm Clouds by Peter Muzyka

Abandoned Rural America Poster by Peter Muzyka
 

Abandoned Rural America Poster by Peter Muzyka

Lehigh Valley Coal Car by Peter Muzyka
 

Lehigh Valley Coal Car by Peter Muzyka

In The Roundhouse by Peter Muzyka
 

In The Roundhouse by Peter Muzyka

Cold Abandoned by Peter Muzyka
 

Cold Abandoned by Peter Muzyka

Around the Bend by Peter Muzyka
 

Around the Bend by Peter Muzyka

Virginia Highlands Farm by Peter Muzyka
 

Virginia Highlands Farm by Peter Muzyka

Beyond the Fence by Peter Muzyka
 

Beyond the Fence by Peter Muzyka

Split Rocks on Maine Coast by Peter Muzyka
 

Split Rocks on Maine Coast by Peter Muzyka

Wetlands near Darien Georgia by Peter Muzyka
 

Wetlands near Darien Georgia by Peter Muzyka

Bar Harbor Boats by Peter Muzyka
 

Bar Harbor Boats by Peter Muzyka

Nature at Bay by Peter Muzyka
 

Nature at Bay by Peter Muzyka

Acadia Morning by Peter Muzyka
 

Acadia Morning by Peter Muzyka

Crashing on the Rocks by Peter Muzyka
 

Crashing on the Rocks by Peter Muzyka

Sanibel Heron by Peter Muzyka
 

Sanibel Heron by Peter Muzyka

Anna Ruby Falls in Autumn by Peter Muzyka
 

Anna Ruby Falls in Autumn by Peter Muzyka

Visions of America by Peter Muzyka
 

Visions of America by Peter Muzyka

Spring Hay by Peter Muzyka
 

Spring Hay by Peter Muzyka

Pink Explosion by Peter Muzyka
 

Pink Explosion by Peter Muzyka

Watt a Bird by Peter Muzyka
 

Watt a Bird by Peter Muzyka

Surveying the Snow by Peter Muzyka
 

Surveying the Snow by Peter Muzyka

Fluttering at the Window by Peter Muzyka
 

Fluttering at the Window by Peter Muzyka

Flickering Flames by Peter Muzyka
 

Flickering Flames by Peter Muzyka

Dancers on Clouds by Peter Muzyka
 

Dancers on Clouds by Peter Muzyka

Fairplay Farmhouse by Peter Muzyka
 

Fairplay Farmhouse by Peter Muzyka

Bee in a Bonnet by Peter Muzyka
 

Bee in a Bonnet by Peter Muzyka

3 Bees by Peter Muzyka
 

3 Bees by Peter Muzyka

Gray Farm Building by Peter Muzyka
 

Gray Farm Building by Peter Muzyka

Bulldog Country by Peter Muzyka
 

Bulldog Country by Peter Muzyka

Nolan Corners Farmhouse by Peter Muzyka
 

Nolan Corners Farmhouse by Peter Muzyka

Inquisitive by Peter Muzyka
 

Inquisitive by Peter Muzyka

Royston Fertilizer Sign by Peter Muzyka
 

Royston Fertilizer Sign by Peter Muzyka

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