Artwork > Historical

Since contact with western civilization, Hawaiian history has been characterized by the clash of island life and western industry. This provides a fascinating narrative concerning the formation of a hybrid culture in a global economy. My paintings incorporate elements appropriated from a variety of historic sources including English lithographs of extinct Hawaiian birds, vintage photographs of the Hawaiian royalty, and the work of artists who were sailors on board Cook’s Pacific Ocean voyages.

Peter Shepard Cole
oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches
2008
Peter Shepard Cole
oil and acrylic on canvas
68 x 54 inches
2008
kaiulani, hawaii, princess ka'iulani, peter cole
oil and acrylic on canvas
68 x 54 inches
2010
Self Portrait as Captain James Cook
oil on canvas
44 x 36 inches
2011
Peter Shepard Cole
etching with aquatint
7 x 5 inches
2008
Peter Shepard Cole
etching with aquatint
7 x 5 inches
2008
lady with an ermine, Leonardo da Vinci, Hawaii, Mongoose, kukui nut lei, hula dancer, Peter Shepard Cole, painting
oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches
2011
Mickey Discovers Hawaii
graphite and ink on paper
9 x 12 inches
2014
Invasive Species
graphite on paper
11 x 14 inches
2013
detail of in progress painting
oil on canvas
48 x 72 inches
2013
Peter Shepard Cole, surf, wave, painting, rust
oil and acrylic on canvas
30 x 22 inches
2010
Peter Shepard Cole
silkscreen on 4 metal panels
36 x 17 inches each
2008
Peter Shepard Cole
silkscreen on four metal panels
36 x 17 inches each
2008