VICKSBURG

Downtown Development Authority

Pete LaRouech - Abstract Painting

Known as a competitive athlete and a “physical kind of person,” Pete LaRouech was ready to explore his creative side after reading about artists who use recycled house paint. His new-found interest quickly became a community effort as friends began to offer partially used cans of paint for his new artistic endeavor.


Pete’s work focuses on color and color combinations. He doesn’t always have a specific plan when he starts, but he has an eye for color. With an idea for a theme, he combines the paints on the canvas, layering and manipulating them for movement and feeling. Those who see his work often see a variety of different images in the pieces, making each one unique to the individual viewer.