Peter van Straten Art by Peter van Straten

My god what a world!And what hopes I once had of grasping it.

For ages I had wanted to make this particular painting, but hadn’t found the right subject. Then one day deep in the bowels of the web I came across this picture of Fred Kilmer, a scientist who worked for Johnson and Johnson in the early 1900s, and I knew my quest was at an end.