Dick Petrie travels extensively seeking images of nature that convey his love of God’s creations. Each subject in nature has an expression, a sort of feeling and it is capturing this feeling that gives his work a compelling perspective.
“My goal is to put as much joy into each image as possible. Reflecting creation is a passion, a joy, and a privilege using the God given gift of photography.” ~ DICK PETRIE
Dick Petrie is often accused of having “The Eye.” He has a penchant for what he calls “stealing faces” and while only a smal portion of his total body of work, these human faces reflect the soul of the moment. His main body of work is and will always be wildlife from bobcat kittens to grizzly bears to puppy dogs. Dick Petrie’s work has been on the cover of wild life magazines, in calendars, and commercial promotional materials. You can find his work in many one man exhibits in and around the city of Pittsburgh on a regular basis. He also displays his work in a limited number of art shows around the U.S. Dick and his business partner Steve Smith have self published a children’s book “All God’s Creatures” the first edition of which sold out completely.
“My only regret is that I did not start this career sooner; my life would only have been richer. As Trevor Petersen said ‘There comes a time when one must risk something, or sit forever with one’s dreams.’ I do not sit. Nature is exciting. My hope is that I have conveyed some of that excitement to you.” ~ DICK PETRIE
SAVE THE DATE: Dick Petrie’s Songs of Art Reception: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 – 6pm-9pm
Join us for an evening of art and music. This is a unique way of combining different art forms. Musicians draw inspiration from a piece of visual art that will create harmony between the song and the art. The musicians have one month to choose one piece of Dick Petrie’s work that truly inspires them and compose a song about it. During the reception the singer/songwriters will perform their song for the public as well as Dick Petrie. It is interesting from the audience point of view, to see, and hear, how one artistic medium can influence another.
The evening is free to the public and is another wonderful example of Latrobe Art Center’s efforts to promote arts in the community. Please join us to listen and look at what all of our artists have created. It’s going to be an evening that you definitely do not want to miss.