View of the church Puerto Vallarta Mexico 16x16
Oil $600


Conchas China Puerto Vallarta Mexico 12x12 oil $400
Gate to restaurant Puerto Vallarta Mexico oil 12x12 $400

Watercolor firstPrize Palm Beach watercolor society
Noe'Mexican Boy  watercolor sold
Los Muertos oil sold Puerto Vallarta
Lucio  watercolor 15 x22 nfs
Key West Watercolor 22x30 Coconut Grove Gallery
Exhibited American Watercolor Society
Watercolor Banyan Paradise
                                oil 16x20 Fruit Life
Before the Flood,,,New Orleans  sold
Oil 30x40 Venice $2500
"Mary" 16x20 oil presented to her at our last workshop before she left us to paint
and sing with the angels,,We all adored her,,,
Taylor to Burton Oil  Mexico $1995 us 36x36
Spanish Garden  sold



watercolor and pastel

MY wonderful friend Janet at her happiest,,nfs  20x24 oil
Painting with Judi in Maine acrylic 14x18 $600us

Rio Cuale'

acrylic sold

¿Has oído acerca de José? oil 12x16 sold

Nubble Light

watercolor sold

Oil 30x 40 Flowers in Key West $2995us

Breakfast in Mexico 19x19 oil $750 us 

  oil/acrylic Balcony 30 x 40 $1895. 



Drift INN Beach

watercolor 22x30 $sold



acrylic 22x28 sold


Teresa de DF pastel commission

 Higgins Rd

watercolor not for sale
Many more paintings are available for sale either by contacting me directly or going to my ebay agent:

Other New England works can be seen at which is Renjeau Gallery in Natick, Massachusetts 

Oil 30x36 Myetts Pond sold

Commission Vallarta

acrylic three panels 6.5' x 8.0'


San Miguel

acrylic 20x24 $750


Mexican Laundry acrylic 16x20 $500us


Conchas China acrylic  16x20 acrylic $600 us


Vallarta Church

24x30 acrylic $900


El Tuito acrylic


Edgar de Monterrey pastel sold


Angelo de Tumatlan pastel sold


Lydia pastel commission


Sweet Pea

                               Laura pastel
 "Natalia" OIL 20x24 sold
Commissioned portraits available in any media many painting for    
 Pulitas acrylic 20x24 $750 us
Flowers to the Sea 24x30 acrylic $895us
Rio Cuale oil 20x24 SOLD
Barbara and Rita's cove watercolor sold
Lilacs 22x28 watercolor $2500

Banyan Day watercolor sold

Vallarta Morning acrylic sold



Rio Cuale Watercolor 22x30 $800 US


 Calle' Guerrero
watercolor 22x30 $800 Us
Le Bistro 30x40 oil $1995  
Art and Workshops by Peter L. Spataro Click on photos to see a larger version
Many of the Mexican paintings can be seen or purchased in Puerto Vallarta Mexico directly from the artist.
Renjeau Galleries in Natick, Massachusetts has a selection of New England watercolors.

 Many other paintings that are not on here can be purchased directly from me by contacting me at . Payments can be by check or by pay pal.


Jacaranda at San Miguel 24 x30 $1995 us

Monhegan Blue Flower Morning  24 x 30 $1400 oil




Peter L. Spataro’s memberships have included Allied Artists of America, The Salmagundi Club, Academic Artists Association, the New England Watercolor Society, The North Shore Art Association, The Rockport Art Association, The Miami and Florida Watercolor Societies and the Hudson Valley Art Association where he recently won the John Krasansky Award for excellence in watercolor. His work has been shown in many national exhibitions including the AMERICAN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY. He has won the Gold medal at the North Shore Art Association twice, the popular vote award at the Rockport Art Association  as well as the W.Hibbard Award  in 2004, The Edward and Elizabth Schlemm award in2005 Cheap Joes  Watercolor award at the Florida Watercolor Society First Prize at the Palm Beach Art Association show as well as numerous other awards. His paintings have been reproduced in Better Homes and Gardens twice, the Book the Best of Watercolor, American Artist magazine twice. He co-authored an article on varnishing your watercolors for The Artist Magazine .  His reproductions are in print form in over two hundred locations. He was selected by Fairchild Tropical Gardens in Miami Fl. and The Ritz Carleton in Palm Beach Fl. to paint views of their world famous locations. In 1998 he appeared as guest demonstrator for the Miami Watercolor Society’s cable TV presentation Hello Winslow. Peter teaches for nationally known art organizations throughout the United States.  He taught and directed the art program in the Massachusetts Department of Correction for seven years. Peter has three academic college degrees and has studied with many famous master painters but considers the single most influential factor in becoming a serious artist to be the study for five years with Edgar A. Whitney who was perhaps the greatest teacher of watercolor painters in the twentieth century. Peter’s original work is represented in galleries from Maine to Florida. He works in all media and paints landscapes still life and portrait and figure He is primarily an outdoor painter whose passion for color and light is evident in all of his paintings which are painted on location, the only place, he believes to learn to paint the light and colors that exist in nature.
 PLEASE NOTE I HAVE CHANGED MY PHONE NUMBER! 305 515 8612 is a skype number that reaches me anywhere I am .

WORKSHOPS 2013-2014

  Welcome to my world of painting landscapes on location! I paint in all mediums but currently I am excited about rediscovering oils. I teach watercolors oils and acrylics depending on the venue requested of me, I also paint some watercolors on the new watercolor canvas.   My workshop procedures vary from location to location and with different levels of students or cruises locations versus land locations. I begin each day with a complete demonstration in what ever medium the workshop is stressing. I explain how to plan a painting stressing composition and values first. I set up the painting with emphasis on these fundamentals but once I am into the painting process I stress how important it is to see the beautiful colors in nature that exist before our eyes. Beautiful paintings come from beautiful seeing. Most of my students many of whom are professional painters in their own right tell me that I teach them to see colors in nature that they never saw before and they needed someone to point them out. My demonstrations are not quick starts but normally involve a lot of teaching and explanations emphasizing the creative options available to us as artists. Students then have the rest of the day to paint under my guidance and advice for corrections . We have several group critiques during the workshop along with daily individual critiques and normally a thorough value and color lesson separate from the actual demonstration lessons.


I am currently accepting commissions to paint portraits in oil oor pastel please contact me for information. or 305 515 8612 


I can now accept Pay pal with your credit card,,




The fee is $400 before November 30after it is $450.

Dates are MARCH 3-7 2014 A different month this year

 To pay contact me by email first or call me at 305 515 8612 .   The first sign up gets a full sheet watercolor . The second a half sheet. The third a quarter sheet.


We paint on location and in the studio . Every day begins with a full watercolor demonstration on location. students may paint in any medium. If you are interested please contact me and I will give you more details. The cost is $450.   I have secured a new studio space in North Naples for us to meet at for critiques and weather issues.Some of the students have been with me since 1994. We paint on location and in the studio . If you are interested please contact me and I will give you more details. The cost is $450. for the week if you sign up before November 30 the cost is $400.   Email me or call305 515 8612  to find where to mail to.  



2014 September 
This is a three day workshop on location and in the studio on the beautiful coast of Cape Anne. Daily demos will be in oil and or acrylic but watercolor painters are welcome to join. Color and light will be the emphasis.
Fees are 75$ per day for members and 85$ for non-members. Contact the following for more information:
Gallery Director
North Shore Arts Association
11 Pirates Lane
Gloucester, MA 01930

JANUARY 16-20 this is a Thursday thru Monday workshop to allow for mid week air travel which is often less expensive. We paint everyday on location in and around the Puerto Vallarta area,,beautiful ocean scenes , street scenes , mountain views and near by fishing villages,,all lend to spectacular sites to paint. The fee for the workshop is $450. Hotel arrangements are made individually but I can help you with several hotels on the beach or near for less money. The students can paint in any medium demonstrations will vary to cover all mediums being painted. There will be a demonstration every day and critiques through out the week .There will be a complimentary  welcome dinner at my apartment the evening of the fifteenth with an amazing view of the sunset over the Pacific.This is a great place to bring non painting spouses or friends along as there are many activites in Vallarta including very fine golf courses. Puerto Vallarta continues to be a safe place in Mexico unlike many of the war torn cities in the north. Please call me or email me for more details.  and 305 515 8612