Peter Zambas
McKinleyville, California

Peter Zambas's knowledge of art stems from his studies as an industrial design major. His love for oil painting comes from an apprenticeship he attended after surviving a bout of cancer. As an art teacher, he teaches the joys of seeing. As a painter, he teaches the joys of living. He says, "I paint because it feels good." There's no better reason than that.

Artist and Customer Comments

Peter Zambas 9/5/2015 | 7:29 PM

That's great Frank. I'm pleased you like it and Niko was happy too!

Frank 9/3/2015 | 1:20 PM

Hi Peter- just to let you know that the painting "Rose Buds with Nico" just arrived and it was just perfect. Beautiful texture and the size just fits the part of the wall I was aiming to fill. My very best to Nico and thank him for the idea. All the best, Frankk

Frank 8/24/2015 | 11:08 AM

Mystery solved Peter- great name for your son and it looks like he might turn out to be an artist like his Dad. Cheers, Frank

Peter Zambas 8/24/2015 | 11:01 AM

Hey Frank, That's great. Niko is my son. When he was 5, he and I picked some roses to give to his mom and he said, "they're so pretty, daddy. Paint them." So we both did a quick sketch of them. His went to grandma and my are going to you. Thanks for the patronage. Peter

Frank 8/21/2015 | 10:12 AM

Hi Peter- I'm back and just ordered "Rose Buds with Niko" I love the painting and it just fits where I want it. By the way- who or what is "Niko". Can't wait to see it in person. Cheers, Frank

Frank 8/19/2015 | 12:51 PM

No problem Peter- You answered my question below and Ill be back to you soon. Cheers, Frank

Peter Zambas 8/18/2015 | 11:21 PM

Hi Frank, Thanks for your inquiry and sorry for the late response. I was out of town. This piece has a block, top and bottom, on the back with a wire. I do that on most of my panel pieces since I like to hang them too. Let me know if you have any other questions. Peter

commentsRose Buds with Niko
Frank 8/12/2015 | 10:37 AM

Hi Peter- Quick question- can you put a frame on the back so it is ready to hang? Let me know- Thanks, Frank

Peter Zambas 8/30/2012 | 2:05 PM

I'm very excited to be part of ugallery and look forward to gaining broader exposure for my work. Part of the joy of being an artist is the opportunity to engage with art lovers in discussions about art, my process, and their reaction to my work. So please don't hesitate to post your comments and questions. I look forward to the dialog.

UGallery 8/30/2012 | 1:02 PM

Hey Peter! Welcome to UGallery. We wrote you a little introduction on our blog. Check it out here:


Oil painting on masonite board
Signed on front

23" h x 18" w x .25" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.


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Comments About This Piece

Daffodils are the first flowers of the spring, and my favorite to paint. I added a dried rose from a previous painting, which helped to balance the composition. This piece is on masonite board and will need a frame for display.

Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!

Masonite board

Masonite board is a thin, smooth panel of highly compressed wood. If not already framed, most masonite board artwork will require framing.


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