150 Artists

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

The late Maritime artist Peter Gough captured 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 pinioned 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 managed to catch regularly in his acrylic paintings. Many of his works also captured the magic of the view from the quintessential Canadian canoe.

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

 Based in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Gough was 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 passed away in 2020, obituary here

This is #32 in the series 150 Artists.

1 reply »

  1. His work is hyper realistic, and totally superb! I adore it.
    (BTW – I’m almost finished an Art Gown with 150 Oh’s.)


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