David Peterson doesn’t get fired up about trees or flowers. For him, it all starts with a stylish dress, an intricate watch or a particularly eye-catching advertisement. Peterson thrives on breaking the pieces that grab his interest down into their elements: color, line, shape, scale and finish. The process begins in Photoshop but ends with good, old-fashioned paint as the artist creates a stunning, minimalist piece out of whatever object captured his attention. “It’s my job as an artist to build upon the shoulders of my heroes and peers,” he says. “I’m connecting and presenting questions, ideas and forms that are relevant to the present.” See his work at Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery; 2630 NW 2nd Ave., Miami; 305.438.0220; DavidEPeterson.com.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we introduce you to a few of Miami’s most dynamic Latino leaders who are breaking the mold and making the city thrive
Tax attorney Suzanne DeWitt is a financial artist. She takes a canvas and paints a picture, which is the design principle of tax minimization. While she is well versed in the rules, she takes a practical, more entrepreneurial approach, passionately finding the best solution of what clients not only shouldn’t be doing, but also what they should, for each individual situation. She’s a deal maker, not a deal breaker.