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“Elvis and His Gun” is an oil and mixed media painting created by Robert Peterson of Lawton that is currently on display at the JRB Art at the Elms Gallery in Oklahoma City. Peterson credits his inspiration to the late Andy Warhol, who “took the image from one of Elvis Presley’s movies and made it even more famous.” The painting will be on display through Aug. 30.

‘About Face’ on exhibit in the JRB Art at The Elms Gallery

Lawton artist Robert Peterson's latest display of works is now on exhibit at the the JRB Art at The Elms Gallery in Oklahoma City, 2810 N. Walker.

The "About Face" show, a collection of 12 intricate paintings, will hang through Aug. 30.

"'About Face' is, to date, the most important solo show I have done because it was done here on my own soil," said Peterson, who primarily works from a studio in his garage. "I truly love my state  hot weather and all!"

Peterson said he has submitted "some of his best work for all of Oklahoma to see" in the exhibit. He hopes his hometown crowd will venture to the Oklahoma City Paseo Art District to check out the collection.

Peterson, who picked up a paint brush only three years ago, became an overnight sensation when his portraits went viral online. To date he has starred in art show openings in New York, Miami and Chicago and sold to celebrities such as Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, Kevin Durant and Floyd Mayweather. Immediate upcoming plans following his run at the JRB Art Gallery include another in-state exhibit and then a Los Angeles showing.

Peterson said people can follow his work and plans on Instagram at caleblee81 or by visiting

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