PETER Toth is a “photo impressionist,” an abstract painter and a recent Dallas-area transplant from the East Coast. Specializing in a digital layering technique, he sometimes uses as many as 30 layers to create his impressionistic looking photographs. His mixed media abstract paintings may use acrylics, oils, pastels and a wide range of textural materials, like burlap, cheesecloth, photos, portland cement and many others, to achieve his unique effects.
The artist’s goal is to embody a delicate, lyrical sensitivity that enhances the emotive tone and overall mood, making each image more thought-provoking and timeless. Notes Toth, “I’m more interested in expressing an image’s inner nature – its soul, its energy and its spirit – than its reality.”
His canvases are a synthesis of color, composition, movement and a harmony of textures that create unique color effects and psychological, intellectual and emotional experiences, each with a story of its own. “Collectors have told me that they enjoy getting lost in my images and find joy and respite from a hectic world,” says Toth.
An award-winning artist for more than 30 years, his work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country, and his art can be found in numerous private and corporate collections around the globe. Toth has completed many commissioned pieces to suit the unique needs of collectors, architects, developers and interior designers.