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The Bluegrass of Kentucky is a long way from artist Peter Williams’ Kiwi roots. Throughout the journey from New Zealand to his adopted hometown (Lexington) of more than 20 years, the plain air painter has captured polo, fox hunting, steelechasing, thoroughbred, and even camel racing in various locals around the globe. He is a versatile artist who paints flower gardens, vintage automobiles, nudes, cityscapes, rodeos, and nautical scenes with equal enthusiasm. The painting below is a work he completed quickly will visiting us in our showroom at this year’s 2013 Bluegrass Trust Antiques & Garden Show. For good reason, Peter focused on the pair of beautiful limestone planters from one of our favorite suppliers of fine garden containers, Longshadow. VIsit our website at for more photos of the many Longshadow products we’ve used in designing many beautiful gardens, , including historic Botherum. And look for more of Peter’s work over his ’50-year career in his new book … Peter Wiliams Retrosective Paintings and People Dear to Me. Dale Fisher and I received our copy from this book’s publisher and dear friend, Fran Taylor. Published by West High LLC, Peter Wilaims’ new book is now available for purchase at and the Rockcastle River Trading Company (606)843-0854.

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