Project Description

Peter Shepherd Cole

Artist: Peter Shepherd Cole



Peter Shepard Cole

CITY: North Shore, O’ahu

BIO: We could not wait to share this inspirational Ocean man, Peter Shepard Cole. He lives and paints on the North Shore of Oahu.  A lifelong love of art and the sea converge in his series of Rocky Point paintings.  Based on photographs taken swimming in front of his parents’ house where he was raised, these paintings convey movement and the play of light on a dynamic surface.

Peter earned an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BA from the University of California San Diego.  His art has been featured in The Surfer’s Journal, The Honolulu Star Advertiser, Hawaii Five-O and exhibited in the SFMOMA Artists Gallery, the Honolulu Museum of Art, and the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.  He has paintings in the collection of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and has taught drawing and painting at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the Honolulu Museum of Art. Please welcome Peter, as we are about to kick off Sharktober 2020 with a true offering of authentic art. (photo by Matt Luttrell)

Oceanic Global quote from a Q & A with Peter Shepard Cole;

“The Power of a Brush Stroke” from The Art Spirit by Robert Henri: 

“The Brush Stroke:

The mere matter of putting on paint.

The power of a brush stroke.

There is a certain kind of brush stroke that is both bold and bad.

There are timid, halting brush strokes…

….Strokes which look like brushstrokes and bring us back to paint.”

Peter’s paintings remind us of words of the Art Spirit, you can see his passion in his strokes. 

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Artist Location

North Shore, Oahu, Hawai’i



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