Peter Brumm

Born in Alaska

When Peter Brumm started to sell his paintings over eighteen years ago, he knew the direction he wanted his art career to head. “I always admired and emulated commercial artists. The idea of painting on demand for a client seemed the real challenge as I practiced techniques and styles.” He first started showing water color paintings in galleries in the New Town neighborhood but also took on commission work when it came up. He did numerous Chicago illustrations and natural images from along the Great Lakes for businesses and individuals.

Currently, he is an owner of a frame shop in Streeterville called Frames First Inc., on 432 E Grand. While keeping busy in the framing world, he also is the illustrator for one of Chicago’s largest restaurant franchisors, Restaurants America. Through his work for the company, he has paintings hanging in numerous restaurants in the mid-west and southern United States.

“I was very excited to meet with Chicago Art Leasing and create a set of images just for their leasing needs. Providing images for them allowed me to work fast: with a lot of fresh color and texture.” Many of the Acrylic paintings shown through Chicago Art Leasing come from what Peter calls Zen Imagery. Through vibrant natural color they illustrate tiny life moments; a flash of sunlight through autumn leaves or textured embankments stretched to abstraction.

This artist may be available to create commissioned work. Contact us for details.

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Chicago IL 60613
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