Peter Ligon

Lecturer 1

Area:  ARTS
Areas of Specialization:  Painting, Drawing, Printmaking

Office:  ATC 4.901
Office Hours:  F: 3:45 - 4:15 or by appointment
Mail Station:  JO 31
Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  972-883-2111

Peter Ligon lives and works in Dallas, Texas. He received a BFA from the University of North Texas and an MFA from the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU. He is a founding resident of the artist run studio cooperative Shamrock Hotel Studios in Dallas. He currently teaches drawing, art appreciation, printmaking and painting variously at the University of Texas at Dallas, Eastfield Community College, and the SMU School of Continuing and Professional Education.

I work in a range of 2D media including oil, water color, ink and ink wash, monotype, and intaglio printmaking. My sources are predominately observational. My operative motives include the implementation of accidental or predetermined strategies in the interpretation of color and spatial relationships of the landscape and built environment.

A studio course provides students the opportunity to become physically and intellectual engaged in art making, to objectively discuss their work and the work of others and to develop thorough thoughtful practice a personal visual vernacular. I attempt to convey to the class what I know about my own practice of drawing and painting from direct observation. I also introduce techniques, procedures and materials that students may have not previously utilized in order to expand their view of the possibilities of artwork.

Peter has taught at SMU, Eastfield College, Tarrant County College, SMU CAPE, SMU in Taos and The Lakewood Arts Academy before coming to UT Dallas. Courses of study include: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking and Art Appreciation.

Recent Courses:  View courses taught by Peter Ligon

Work Samples and Publications: 

Below is a small sample of my art.


BFA University of North Texas
MFA Meadows School of the Arts, SMU

Curriculum Vitae:  Peter Ligon's CV

Website(s):  peterligon.com