Peter Brauch was born and raised in the Suburbs of Northern New Jersey to a absentee alcoholic father and a public school teaching mother. Though creative since he could put a pencil to paper, he did not realize his calling as an Artist until his late twenties after a catastrophic, life changing event. Having escaped a house fire by jumping from a second floor window, then being told that had he not jumped, he would have been carried out dead, dramatically shifted his perspective. It was shortly after this time that he decided to pursue an undergraduate degree, attending
This move allowed him greater exposure to Art, the world at large, and, particularly, an area that he has deemed beneficial to his creative development; The Hudson Valley. It is in this location that he has found his voice as an Artist, and allowed him to cultivate and materialize his ideas. He has shown his work both in traditional and nontraditional settings in the
He lives among the trees in Southern Columbia County in The Hudson Valley in New York State.