Peter Leckett, CSPWC, SCA
Peter Leckett, CSPWC, SCA

The Ottawa Valley and its neighbour to the north, the Gatineau Hills, lie just on the fringes of the Canadian Shield, one of the oldest rock formations in the world. Quiet beaver ponds, pioneering farmsteads and picturesque villages alternate on the landscape. It is a land worth painting and many icons of Canadian art have done so.

It is against this backdrop that Peter Leckett tries to make his mark. Working in a time honoured tradition, he begins out in the field. Sketches and smaller works evolve into completed and larger works back in the studio. All the while, he strives to create work that captures the essence of the landscape while, at the same time, imparts a painterly, expressive feel to the viewer.

Whether you're a collector, a fellow artist or just like art, our site should be of interest. Once a month we offer a limited selection of original works available for purchase online through our store. Alternatively, you can follow Peter on Facebook or by joining our mailing list (just to the right). If you are an artist yourself or are just curious to know how it's done, why not visit our demonstration pages.

Artists Statement

"Landscape has its own unique challenges. Unlike portraiture and still life, landscape does not have the luxury of standing still. Clouds move. Lighting changes. Bugs bite."

"Yet painting landscape from life somehow infuses the work in a way that can only be realized by actually being there. By sacrificing detail for a sense of playfulness and adventure, the painting becomes more than just a transcription of reality. It becomes a thing of beauty in itself."

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