Peter is going to attend several big arts and crafts shows or special shell art shows in Florida where you can view Peter’s Award Winning Decorated Christmas Trees in person. You will be amazed when you see them!
The beautiful items that he creates are individual, unique, one of a kind pieces of art! No two items are exactly the same and special requests are possible!
This is Peter’s home-made video that he submitted for the annual Martha Stewart’s: American Made Awards.
2012 – Two 1st Place Shell Art Awards in the Sarasota Shell Show
2011 a 1st Place Shell Art Awards & 2 2nd Place Shell Art Awards in the Sarasota Shell Show
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1st Place & 22nd Place Awards at the 2009 Sanibel Shell Show
For each tree, each shell flower, each Florida beach ornament, Peter spends hours combing the local beaches in Venice, FL. Summers in Florida are very hot and makes finding shells that much harder, but Peter loves doing it. It is his passion to create using the gifts of mother nature.
After a long day of shell and sea creature hunting, never killing any animals ever, Peter rinses his bounty and washes it gently and carefully, in order not to break the very delicate shells, that make such beautiful flowers.
All the freshly washed shells, sand dollars and starfish are then laid out to dry outside, in the hot hot sun. Along with the rinsing and washing, this will remove any fishy odor left behind by its former resident.
Afterwards, every single shell needs to categorized and organized by type, size and color.
Hours and hours go into making these special Magnolia, Lily, and other shell-flowers. One shell for each flower petal, forming a real flower in the end. It takes an immense amount of time, patience and skill! Yet, his art is prices so reasonable.
“I bought one of your cork trees last year and have it on the end of the bar in our home and we have had more complements. It is perfect. The lights give the area a perfect warm glow.”
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