Pete's paintings have a lyrical quality that conjures a reality far from the austerity of the everyday. Creating an atmosphere, a world, where harmony exists between nature and the man-made, a stark contrast exists between the peacefulness and serenity of his paintings and the anxiety of the modern world. Nature and the man-made intersect often, in varying degrees. On initial analysis some elements may seem implausible, but somehow realism exists within fantasy. His idiosyncratic, contemplative figures and animal life blend magically with their surrounds.