"While my paintings are often based on specific
places and special people I have known, I intend
for the work to be meaningful to people without
my peculiar experience: First, as a straight
forward study of some gracefully aging location
(an old country church, for instance), then,
prompted by that atmosphere, an invitation to
speculate with me on what might have gone on
there on a day like this, in its heyday of activity.
In reality, it is the viewer's own rich memories that
give a painting its special appeal, not mine -- not me."
Charles L. Peterson - Published by White Door Publishing.