Peter R. Gerbert,
Reason for Potential Investment
Note from the Artist about Commission Work
Creative Process Working
for Personal Commissioned Paintings
With growing statewide recognition in Florida and some international
exposure, many of Peter R. Gerbert's fine art collectors consider
his paintings to be a wonderful and promising investment in art. Peter
R. Gerbert has been the Featured Artist of the Florida Wildlife
Federation since 1997, with his unique Florida wildlife art reaching
hugh audiences on signed limited prints, posters and the FWF's note
cards, postcards & newsletters. Also a featured artist of Audubon
Florida; a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the canvas
One Moment in Eternity” & “The
Spoonbill Lagoon” have
benefited the society’s conservation efforts. Peter R. Gerbert's
works towards getting his art to appreciate in value. Some of this
artist's recent highlights include:
Artwork featured as full-pages in many of the
Florida Wildlife Federation's Florida
Fish & Wildlife News publications and
as covers on the newer FFWN Magazine.
March through August 2020, the Coral Gables Museum
established a Solo Exhibition featuring over forty
of Peter R. Gerbert’s original acrylic paintings. The museum
also coordinated Meet the Artist Events offering tours with the
artist for museum members and visitors. Students participating in
wildlife workshops received a coloring book highlighting detailed
line drawings of Peter’s wildlife paintings.
The painting “Somewhere
a Peaceable Kingdom” is featured on the cover of Audubon's
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary annual magazine 2017.
Peter R. Gerbert's "Just
One Moment in Eternity" is featured on the cover of the
AUDUBON FLORIDA NATURALIST
magazine, WINTER 2012 - 2013 .
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/23 /10 Peter R. Gerbert receives
a very special WILDLIFE ART OF THE YEAR AWARD from
the AUDUBON FLORIDA for his painting “The
the first time Audubon Florida recognizes any artist with this distinction.
Prints of the painting are marketed through Audubon, with a portion
of the proceeds benefiting the group’s conservation efforts,
including Roseate Spoonbill research projects.
Special Conservation Award from the Florida
Wildlife Federation during their 70th Annual Conservation
Awards Banquet & Benefit
Marketed internationally by Bits & Pieces, Inc.
Art exhibited at the Tampa Museum of Art.
Winner of countless art show awards.
Original paintings hang on permanent display in such locations
as Disney's Celebration Hotel, the Osceola County Courthouse
in Kissimmee, Florida and Bishop Lynch's Pastoral Center,
in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Several of Peter R. Gerbert's paintings became patches for Boy
Scouts of America, Florida Chapters.
Personal Note about being commissioned
Peter R. Gerbert at work in his art studio
hired to do a personal, original painting becomes a very enjoyable
challenge for me. Working closely with my client(s) to decide on subject
matter, size, and so forth, I'll work with them through my entire
design process. My main focus is on native Florida wildlife and pristine
landscapes. Extensive research takes me out into the natural world
to closely observe wildlife. I always note the time of year, the weather,
and observe what's growing in the particular wild place chosen for
the background of each painting. Going by my pencil sketches, photography,
HD video, direction of light and color balance studies, I will work
and rework different designs until we (the investor and I) decide
on the best composition and size.
watch my film, "The Creation Process" on the Short
Films page; it will give you an in-depth look at what goes into
my paintings, from my start out in the wilderness, to the completion
of the painting on my easel." -Peter R. Gerbert
(different from what you might experience with
any other artist)
and size is decided on, the artist spends a great amount of
time in the field; studying the environment, looking for inspiration,
taking photographs and taking notes.
Peter R. Gerbert
comes up with many different, creative designs. Print-outs are provided,
and these are closely reviewed with the clients. Shown here are
collectors Doug & Beth Crayton, deciding which painting design would
be the best one for them.
The painting begins
from the chosen design. Beth is holding the print-out that was chosen,
out of about seven that were created by the artist. The painting,
now in progress, is behind her.
...Then comes many
hours of painting, normally acrylics applied in layers with some prior
build-up of texture. Eventually, and going by an estimated-date provided,
the original is completed, varnished and framed!
Beachscapes -Plate 1" © 2023 Peter R. Gerbert
Acrylics with 3-D Texture on Ampersand Textured-Claybord
Commissioned by Private Collectors, as noted above.
Original Painting Price Range —
Original Painting 11"
x 14" up to 18” x 24” $2,500 to $5,000
Original Painting 18”
x 24” up to 24” x 38” $5,000 to
Large Original Painting
requiring extensive research 24” x 38” up to 42”
x 60” $8,900 to $18,000
framing of the original by Florida Frames, Inc. in Largo, Florida.
An Artist/Buyer Agreement will be furnished, to be signed by both parties
with the artist requesting a 50% deposit with the balance due based
upon the completion, framing and delivery of the original painting.
yourself and decorate a wall in your home or office with a truly unique
and timeless investment by this well-recognized wildlife artist.
the artist today about commissioning him for an original,
acrylic wildlife painting: email gonewild@PeterRGerbert.com. Or call
the artist's studio for more information (352) 583-2614. The artist's
availability is limited. Original painting commissions may be scheduled
paintings that were recently commissioned by private collectors include—
“Firefly Skies” © 2023 Peter R. Gerbert Acrylics
the cover of Florida
Fish & Wildlife News Summer 2019
“If Pelicans Could Whisper” White Pelicans © 2023 Peter R. Gerbert Acrylics
“Springtime Sandhill Crane Colts” © 2023 Peter R. Gerbert
Acrylics -small original
painting (pictured at right)
New Home for a House Finch” © 2023 Peter R. Gerbert
Bobcats Prowl” © 2023 Peter R. Gerbert
Acrylics —Bobcats with 9 other
living creatures, hidden within the painting
“The Tortoise Tunnel”
Florida Gopher Tortoise © Peter R. Gerbert
“Local Branches -Plates I & II” Chickadees ©
Peter R. Gerbert Acrylics -set
of two small paintings (pictured at right)
“Lake of Silver & Gold,” “Blue-winged Tributary,”
“Just a Little Blue” and “A Robin in Asters”
© Peter R. Gerbert Acrylics
-two sets of two small paintings
Spoonbill Lagoon” © Peter R. Gerbert
Commissioned by Michael H. Sheridan (Board of Directors,
Mom We Trust” © Peter R. Gerbert Acrylics
Bliss” © Peter R. Gerbert Acrylics
Repairs” © Peter R. Gerbert Acrylics
...and many others.
Sandhill Crane Colts” © 2023 Peter R. Gerbert
Commissioned by private collectors.
Branches -Plates I & II"
© 2023 Peter R. Gerbert Two
small paintings commissioned by a private collector.
For more accomplishments,
please read the Artist's Biography, Complete
Resume and the new Achievements page.
Hire Peter R. Gerbert for a personal, original painting and enjoy
a rewarding experience! Become involved in the creation of one of
the artist's originals. A painting that will last you
a lifetime, and then some.
the film "The Creative Process" now playing on
the movies page of this website!
running time: 9 minutes 8 seconds, filmed in WIDESCREEN 16:9
the artist an e-mail message,
or call the artist's studio for more information (352) 583-2614
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