32/150: East Coast Realism

Red Canoe 44º34’31 N 65º23’13” W, BOOT LAKE, MILFORD, NS, 2015 acrylic on canvas 30.25 x 29.5 in

Maritime artist Peter Gough captures the magic of  light and water, universal themes of the Canadian psyche. One of Atlantic Canada’s preeminent realist artists, Gough’s affinity for the outdoors pinions his luminous paintings.

Searching For Trout 46º32’56” N 66º11’08” W BIG HOLE, MIRAMICHI, NEW BRUNSWICK

Anyone who hikes or goes creek fishing knows about the entrancing light of Canada’s forests, something Gough manages to catch regularly in his acrylic paintings. Many of his works also capture the magic of the view from the quintessential Canadian canoe.

WEST BY NORTHWEST
44º22’56” N 65º14’36” W acrylic on canvas 40 x 42.5 in.

Gough is on exhibition at Gallery 78 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Based in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Gough is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and continued his fine art education under the influence of sculptor Allan Collins, who designed the Kennedy Memorial for John F. Kennedy at Runnymede.  One of Gough’s paintings was presented to Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, on his royal tour to Canada in 1997.  Gough was awarded the Canada 125 medal for the creation of the Canada 125 logo.

Peter Gough’s website, here.

Gallery 78, here.

A feature in the Telegraph Journal  here

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