Dutch artist Peter Diem (1945) paints like a tornado and lives his art. Bold, intrepid colors, thick succulent paint, and daring sensual lines are the hallmark of his paintings. They reflect his lust for life, his sense of humor, and his distinct individuality. The powerful paintings are thus representative exponents of his turbulent lifestyle.
In his early twenties Peter Diem exchanged the Netherlands for the United States. He spent his days making a living as a lithographer, but his soul was saturated with the paintings he worked on in his studio at night.
Peter was, and still is, fascinated by the COBRA group (a school of art emerging from COpenhagen, BRussels and Amsterdam), who were wildly experimental. Through this inspiration, color became his most important means of expression.