Peter Schroth maintains a studio in Jersey City, New Jersey. He is well known for the lush landscape paintings he creates plein air on excursions to various locations throughout the United States and Europe. He received a Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Colorado in 1981. He currently teaches at the 92nd Street YMHA (Young Men’s Hebrew Association) and Cooper Union in New York City after teaching in many other institutions during the 1980s and 1990s, including the University of South Florida where Peter and Josette met one another. Some of Peter’s awards have come from Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Florida State Arts Council. The intent of Peter’s paintings is to elicit an emotional effect not so much a sentimental transcription of an exotic location.