Artist Peter Karis was an expressionist, painting people, flowers, trees and objects as he interpreted them, not as they seemed to be.
Karis worked in acrylic and the subject matter was interpreted with maximum color, conveying emotion and power. The work tends to draw you into a memory of your own, more evocative than descriptive.
Karis has won numerous awards for his work, which has been exhibited throughout the United States including the Nabisco Gallery, Cleveland Clinic, Cooperstown Art Museum, Butler Museum and Kent State University. Internationally in 1993 Karis was one of three American artists selected to exhibit at the Gallery Roseg outside of St. Moritz in Switzerland and in 2005 was nominated to participate in the Annual International Biennial of Contemporary Art, which was held in Florence, Italy.