Danish portrait painter Peter Simonsen

- The goal is to portray the person behind the portrait and catch a glimpse of something undefined.

Portrait painter, Peter Simonsen (PS)

Born in 1957. Self-taught artist specializing in the art of portraiture. Living and working in Aarhus, Denmark.

Of course, one must recognize the person I portray ... but I do not aim for photographic realism in the portraits I draw and paint. Rather an expressionist expression in which I seek to portray the person behind the portrait - and catching a mood.

The face. The eyes - the mirror of the soul. Deeply fascinating. To face a person, talk about everything or nothing. Suddenly the "mask" drops, the person begins to relax - and the personality comes to life. And that's exactly at the time that I'm starting to draw or paint. It is now, the face begins to tell the story.

View some of my portraits and other paintings (information in Danish)...