Peter’s modus operandi is he works alone with a selection of classic music, preferably opera. On the very day of my visit, opera was the choice of music setting the tone of our interview. His various trinkets around the atelier indicated a life fully lived. Of course, this made me wonder why would a man who has had this joie de vivre return to the places that were remote. He indicated that his solitude was what allowed him to see nature’s subtle play on colours. Brush stroke after brush stroke of laying colours until it took hues of golden rays caress on an autumn day made all the more sense. This was Peter’s vision which he took as souvenirs from these lands and transplanted them in his studio. His diligent appliance of colours creaated a harmony in his paintings that is perhaps lost on today’s art scene. Louder, bolder, more shocking seems to be the theme of the day. As jarring as this is, the world can do with some balancing of yin yang, how about some classic rendition of landscapes.