About Peter Maddock Peter Maddock's early studies were in mathematics and his advanced degrees led to work in the space program on the Apollo project. From there, he joined the faculty at Stetson University, Western Carolina University and the University of Georgia. In 1980 while at the University of Georgia, he was introduced to the art community and then decided to pursue his MFA. His first love was pottery, and while teaching at the university, he led a second life as a potter. For several years he made and sold ceramics throughout the southeast. Maddock had always had an interest in painting, and gradually moved in that direction. The earth tones of his pottery had a strong influence on his painting palette. The interaction of these colors, how they blend and play off each other, as well as the effects of the texture on the overall composition led to the abstract art he is producing today. He says, "The only remnants of the dichotomy between mathematics and art are the use of the borders that contain the abstract art within."