After graduating from the University of Massachusetts in 1972 with a degree in arts, Peter Knapp’s early work consisted of woodcuts and drawings. He eventually became enchanted with what computers could do as a tool to express himself, and this led to photography aided by graphics software.
With the explosion of information that became available on the internet, Peter has increased his knowledge of art history and artists throughout the world. He is greatly attracted to modern art, especially the work coming out of New York City. Numerous artists have had a profound influence on his own work:
Some of these artists include Wassily Kandinsky, Arshile Gorky, Franz Kline, Willem DeKooning, Mark Tobey, Leonard Baskin, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Vanessa Prager, Chuck Close, Susan Te Kahurangi King, James Siena, and Peter Linde Busk. Currently, He is painting in acrylic in his studio in Sunderland.