The Artist

Dutch artist Peter Diem (1945), paints like a tornado, he lives his art. Powerful paintings are exponents of his turbulent life!

Bold, fearless colors, thick juicy paints and bold sensual lines are the hallmark of his paintings. They reflect his spirit, his sense of humor, and his separate individuality. In his early twenties, Peter Diem went to the United States. He provided his living by working as a lithographer, but his soul was in painting, which he did at night in his studio.

Peter was fascinated by the COBRA group (a school of art emerged from Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam), an experimental group of painters. Through the influence of the COBRA group, color is his main means of expression.