In addition to being a popular performer, Pete is also a sought-after private teacher and clinician. He's been an artist roster member for the Arizona Commission on the Arts for 10 years and is currently on staff at Mesa Community College, where he teaches jazz theory, jazz combo and guitar.
Many forms of art have been important to Jeremy since he was very young. He drew constantly during school regardless of what the rest of the class was doing but took no art courses until college because he was planning to be an aeronautical engineer. He took several art courses at the University of Washington and frequently sold his artwork in local galleries. Through a busy career, there has been little time for painting and drawing although he has accumulated 85 sketchbooks full of travel and family sketches and design ideas. Until recently, most work has been illustration, including scientific illustration and architectural renderings of most of his projects, although many are started by computer now.
In the last few years, most of Jeremy's paintings have been watercolors that try to show what is important to observe or feel about a setting or person. In one painting, he built a scale model of the “Beagle”, the boat that Darwin traveled on in his voyage of discovery. The model was then used to create a viewpoint for a painting of the boat in a storm. Other paintings are from travels to Europe, Africa, China, Peru and much of the United States, particularly the Oregon Coast.