Peter Karis

Artist Peter Karis is an expressionist, painting people, flowers, trees and objects as he interprets them, not as they seem to be.

Karis was born on March 29, 1942 in Jersey City, grew up in Northern New Jersey and at an early age knew art was his calling. He went to college in Ohio, attending Kent State University where in 1964 he received a BFA in painting. Practical concerns turned Karis to advertising where for over 30 years he guided Karis Advertising & Design in Cleveland, Ohio.

Karis's painting career was sparked when Canadian recording artist Ian Thomas selected a painting for his new record album entitled L