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Peter Buchan

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Green Winter Green, 2011 Industrial Enamel on Canvas 3' X 5' © Peter G. Buchan ©
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Dark Water, 2011 Industrial Enamel on Canvas 3' X 4' © Peter G. Buchan ©
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Wooden Journey, 2010 Industrial Enamel on Canvas 5'x4' © Peter G. Buchan ©
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Ghost Tree Tryptic, 2012 Industrial Enamel on Wood 1' X 2 3/4' © Peter G. Buchan ©
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Ghost Tree, White, 2009 Industrial Enamel on Canvas 4'X5'
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Emerald Silence, 2010 Industrial Enamel on Canvas 5'x4' © Peter G. Buchan ©
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Chocolate Sunday, 2010 Industrial Enamel on Canvas 3'x2' © Peter G. Buchan ©
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Forbidden, 2011 Industrial Enamel on Canvas 2' X 3' Unframed © Peter G. Buchan ©
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Baking Orchard, 2010 Industrial Enamel on Canvas 3'x4'
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Guitar Glory, 2012 Industrial Enamel on Canvas 16" X 20" © Peter G. Buchan ©
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China Sea, 2009 Industrial Enamel on Wood 12" X 12"
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Enchanted Tree, 2008 Industrial Enamel on Wood 12" X 12" © Peter G. Buchan ©
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Gotham City IV, 2012 Industrial Enamel on Canvas 16" X 20" © Peter G. Buchan ©
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BlueBirds, 2011 Industrial Enamel on Wood 12" X 12" © Peter G. Buchan ©
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Gone Sailing, 2012 Industrial Enamel on Canvas 12" X 12" © Peter G. Buchan ©
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Nevada
Birth year
1963
Lives in
Long Beach
Works in
Long Beach
Representing galleries
Beta Gallery
Tags
waves, trees, Tree, industrial enamel, Jackson Pollock, drip, ocean painting
Statement

About the Artist

 

Using the unconventional approach of painting perpendicular to the canvas, established Long Beach artist Peter G. Buchan harnesses the power of gravity to drip paint from chopsticks, creating simple images that evoke complex emotions.

He describes his work as “a natural system of imperfection and gravity”—a way to communicate ideas and emotions that he can’t express in words. 

Through his artistic process, streams of paint meander across the canvas to create organic and primitive images. Haunting trees, foreboding seascapes and iconic elements of nature are formed. His approach is to assert control over a medium with a high random tendency.

Buchan is a self-taught, prolific and flourishing artist who has been painting for more than 30 years. He originally specialized in pen and ink drawings, and was inspired by the likes of Howard Pyle and Jackson Pollock. About eight years ago, he began using the drip technique to break thru a period of artistic stagnation. Since then, Buchan’s original artworks have been showcased in galleries, group shows and private exhibitions throughout Southern California and beyond.