Born in Los Gatos, California in 1955, Peter grew to be an avid surfer and sailor. His love for nautical art manifested itself at an early age with pen and ink drawings. His nautical heritage actually dates back to 1603 when Queen Elizabeth I bestowed Knighthood on Sir Thomas Kinney for supplying ships to the Royal Navy. After moving to Hawaii to find "the perfect wave", he discovered the art of scrimshaw. His career blossomed from that point on, and over the past 18 years Peter has become one of the top scrimshanders in Hawaii. His scrimshaw is found in some of the most discriminating collections in the world. Peter spends his time between the island of Kauai, Hawaii and Port Townsend, Washington, which expands his creative spirit as seen in his nostalgic views of ships and marine mammals.