An aesthetic influence for me has been with the Imagist School of Chicago, however, my work has taken its own path into uncharted territory.  My oil paintings are a kind of Kabuki of forms, often have a totemic, iconic expression. An unlikely, but inevitable, intersection of elements from primitive nature and the human presence, toward a philosophical whole.  Some years spent living in Zen monastic communities and solitary retreats in the wilderness have lent a certain feeling of relatedness to the primitive natural world, and the paintings have been marked by these experiences.  A quote from the Fort Worth Weekly, July, 2018, Anthony Mariani: “There’s no limit to the pure creativity here. Peter Harrington’s ‘Mahayana Recreational and Contemplative Vehicle’ comes from a fun place that I wish existed, where spirituality has gone mobile”