Peter began painting in 2012 after a thirty-one year career working as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor prosecuting employers for labor law violations. Peter is a figurative painter. His subject matter is often whimsical, and several of his paintings include both historical as well as political references. Peter's paintings are featured on the website www.figurativeartist.org.
Peter studied figurative sculpture and art history at Hartford Art School, and studied figurative sculpture, art history and drawing at S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook. While at Stony Brook, Peter studied under the sculptor George Koras, assistant to the sculptor Jacques Lipchitz (1891 - 1973). More recently, Peter studied figurative sculpture and painting at The Lill Street Art Center in Chicago under the sculptor Sergio Ceron and the painter Bob Horn.