Peter Corbett

Peter Corbett
Summerland Tressle, 2012
oil on board
8" x 10"
Value: $400
Donated by the Artist

Peter Corbett
View from Summerland, 2012
oil on board
8" x 10"
Value: $400
Donated by the Artist

Peter is a professional fish and wildlife biologist with extensive experience throughout British Columbia. Peter’s current efforts are being directed at the conservation of the native Westslope Cutthroat Trout, a species currently considered to be at risk. Peter is also an enthusiastic mountain climber, back-country skiier and fly fisher. Mountains are a central theme in his life, as reflected in both the style and content of his work. Most of the images presented here have been painted outside, en plein air. The challenges of painting outside force one to paint quickly to capture the play of light on the multitude of shapes presented by the landscape, leaving details to the imagination.

With his vast knowledge of the local mountains, Peter often acts as a guide to groups of artists in an ensemble of outdoor enthusiasts, setting up easels in a variety of great painting locations and sharing insights on plein air painting as well as the surrounding mountain ecology. He combines his scientific powers of observation with his emotionally driven passion for the mountains to create paintings that are charged with the memories of great moments.

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