Peter Smit studied at the Academy of Visual Design and the State Academy of Visual Arts in Amsterdam. Peter is a painter who likes to paint in the tradition of the Impressionists. There are no lines, but color spots and areas. Light and color play a leading role. Color is a very important aspect in his work, next to the loose touch. He paints with oil paint, WET IN WET, without a preliminary sketch. The result is an almost lost atmosphere, which can evoke a feeling of nostalgia. Peter feels best in capturing the moment right away. Such as on the beach, where he can ‘peep’ and ‘catch’ the bathers in their most characteristic pose.