Peter Williams began his career as a restorer of Classical Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and for over 30 years has owned a successful painting restoration firm, Peter Williams/Museum Services, in Boston. As a painter he is inspired by the early ships and coastal villages of New England. His painting teachers include Robert Cormier, David Curtis and Tom Ouellette. Mr. Williams has exhibited his paintings at the St. Botolph Club and at the Vose Galleries in Boston during the annual exhibitions of the works of Fenway Studios Artists. His prints are available at the Essex Ship Building Museum in Essex, Mass, and at his studio at Fenway Studios, Boston. He is a member of the North Shore Arts Association. Mr. Williams grew up in Hingham, and has sailing experience on tall ships including the barkentine Regina Maris and also the Essex built schooners Adventure and Ernestina.