Living and working in Dallas, Peter Ligon received his BFA from the University of North Texas and an MFA from the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU.
He is a founding resident of the artist run studio cooperative Shamrock Hotel Studios in Dallas. He currently teaches drawing, art appreciation, printmaking, and painting variously at University of Texas at Dallas, Eastfield Community College, and SMU.
For the upcoming exhibition, Ligon will present a small grouping of his iconic En Plein Air paintings. He can most often be found chasing the light and painting from the cab of his truck, typically accomplishing his small paintings in one sitting. He has brought this approach to the landscape of Texas, Maine, and New Mexico.
Peter Ligon works in a range of media including oil, watercolor, ink and ink wash, monotype, and intaglio printmaking. His sources, often architectural, are predominately observational. Ligon says, “My operative motives include the implementation of accidental or predetermined strategies in the interpretation of color and spatial relationships of the landscape and built environment.”