Wallace Peck paints at the Open Door Art Studio, a supportive community of talented artists with disabilities. With the growing amount of artistic recognition Wallace has achieved over the last few years, he has shown that great art is not always the result of rigorous study but can also come from a unique perspective and sheer perseverance.
Peck has his own way of seeing, and that vision is consistent. He draws the viewer into his world using a visual vocabulary of people with elongated, triangular noses and striped, rectangular bodies. Much like words can be recombined to create unlimited meanings, Peck’s figures are structured with varied lines and evocative color combinations. These subtle combinations allow his figures to convey shared human experiences without overtly recalling the archetypes of common facial expressions. Besides painting people and animals, Peck occasionally sheds new light on landscapes and architecture as well.