Peter Moen is best known for his colorful portraits and his witty political art; although, he creates accurate portraits, abstraction plays an important part in most of his work. He has recently been in several galleries in San Jose, Walnut Creek, Monterey, and Redwood City, California. He grew up in San Jose during the 60’s and 70’s. His favorite medium is oil paint on large wood panels or canvas, but he also does installation. He has received a MFA in Pictorial Art at San Jose State University and an AS degree in Fine Arts at San Jose City College. During his life he has had the opportunity to travel and to do some interesting things: the most interesting was relief work in Beirut Lebanon in 1982 and 1983. He is most influenced by Robert Beverly Hale and Rembrandt.