Peter van Straten Art by Peter van Straten

When all that’s left down here is love.

I’m indebted to my beautiful wife for her brilliant posing for this picture, which would otherwise not have had such cinematographic clarity. And yet the muse was not amused by her husband playing the part of the partner preparing to depart up the staircase….
When I was young I wanted to make films. This urge was effortlessly destroyed by my realization of how much team effort was involved – a veritable orgy of compromise. But from time to time I make a painting that feels like a scene from one of the movies I will never make.