In all of Peter's work, the idea or philosophy of man expressed in the language of movement is his primary motivation. The media of his art is always the servant of the idea, and the idea is that man is a delicate balance of strength and tenderness, of resolve and hesitation, of intensity and repose, and of pride and modesty. Ultimately man is always the hero.
Peter spent his first year of college at RIT studying art, but realized he wasn't prepared emotionally to do what he felt "art" should be, so he joined the Navy shortly after. He made another attempt at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1965 and a confrontation with non-objective “art.” Eventually he studied Architecture at the University of Oregon.