By Peter Kornowski
Published as the Index of Issue 100, April 2022
I remember always having a passion for creating … drawing, painting, design, carpentry, music; they’re all outlets for my creativity. I love bringing the imagination to life and sharing with others. Making things, and knowing how things are made, has always felt good to me.
I did not go to an art school, but don’t like to describe myself as “self-taught.” I learn through my own practice of course, but also a great deal from watching and working with other artists. I will continue to learn and grow trying to absorb knowledge and techniques anywhere I can.
I have held several different non-art jobs throughout my life. It’s been within the last decade that I’ve intentionally pursued enough art opportunities to work comfortably as a full-time artist.
Where possible, I attempt to tell stories with my art, creating the sense something is about to happen, or just has. I like imagery that begs questions; Who is he? How did that get there? Why? I don’t often impart the answer, I think that’s for each viewer to dream for themselves. My general goal with each artwork is to make it believable, but also slightly unbelievable, like a dream when you’re not quite sure what’s real.
See more of Peter’s work on his site, where he also offers commissions. Follow him on Instagram and on YouTube.
Check out Peter’s March Birdy piece, Giant Discovery, the inspo art to Joel Tagert’s The Bones of the Earth, or head to our Explore section to see more of his art.