Best of Phoenix

Artist Peter Kuttner Photographs Clouds in His Free Time

Best of Phoenix hit newsstands Sept. 26. In conjunction with this year's Vintage Phoenix theme, New Times is collaborating with R. Pela Contemporary Art to present "Hot Plate!" It's an exhibition of one-of-a-kind, Phoenix-inspired commemorative plates made by local artists. Leading up to the show's Oct. 4 opening, we're profiling each of the contributing artists and visiting their studios. Today: Peter Kuttner.

Artist Peter Kuttner is a painter whose style encompasses everything from cityscapes to still life and minimal abstraction. He likes to play with color, texture, emotions, and the juxtaposition of man-made and organic items.

Kuttner says he loves the big sky in Arizona. He enjoys photographing the clouds as a personal pastime, though he admits that the images often end up on Facebook.

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Alexandria Conrad