peter gough

peter gough

Liverpool, NS, Canada

About peter gough

As an artist I like to hike through forests, and along rocky shorelines or paddle my way along a river or two. I note the moods of the changing weather and seasons and marvel how a well- beloved landscape can change it's appearance from one day to the next,one hour to the next. This is my world and this is what I paint. I believe that every work of art should in some way be a revelation. It should change us in some degree- both viewer and artist.

"His work is sheer magic. The magic lies in the essence of light."
Tom Butterfield, Masterwork Foundation,Bermuda

Education

Gough began his art education at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, having received a scholarship to the college in 1969. Three years later, Gough attended Andrews University in Michigan, USA and continued his fine art education under the influence of sculptor Alan Collins, who designed the Memorial for President John F. Kennedy at Runnymede.

Events

Peter Gough was born in Nova Scotia in 1947. He has a home and studio in Glen Haven, Nova Scotia.

Gough began his art education at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, having received a scholarship to the college in 1969. Three years later, Gough attended Andrews University in Michigan, USA and continued his fine art education under the influence of sculptor Alan Collins, who designed the Memorial for President John F. Kennedy at Runnymede.

A realist painter, Gough is influenced by his rural surroundings and is constantly aware of the challenges it faces by urban progress. Firmly rooted in the physical reality of the places he chooses, at a moment in time, his paintings are imbued with a luminosity that transcends realism.

“His work is sheer magic. The magic lies in the essence of light.”
Tom Butterfield, Masterwork Foundation, Bermuda

Gough has exhibited in the United States, Scotland, England and Canada. He is represented in galleries across Canada and the U.K. His works are in many private, corporate and public collections throughout Europe, the United States and Canada. One of his paintings was presented to his Royal Highness, Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh on his royal tour to Canada in 1997.

Exhibitions

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

~2012~

"Aspects of Realism", Saint John City Art Centre,
Saint John, New Brunswick

"Rouge", Solo exhibition,Trinity Galleries,
Saint John, New Brunswick

"Seascapes", group exhibition,Gallery Gevik,
Toronto, Ontario

"Summer Show", The Layton Gallery,
St John's, Newfoundland

Society of Canadian Artists, National Exhibition,
Halifax, N. S.


~2011~

Group show, Acadia University Art Gallery,
Wolfville, N.S.

"Clouds", solo exhibition, Trinity Galleries,
Saint John, N.B.

"Floating", solo exhibition, Amber Rose Gallery,
Mahone Bay, N.B.


~2010~

"Canadian Landscapes", group exhibition, Gallery Gevik,
Toronto, Ontario


~2009~

"Autumn Woods", solo exhibition, Trinity Galleries, Saint John, N.B.


~2008~

“Reves d'automne”, 10-10-10 exhibition, Canada wide tour


~2007~

Dual exhibition. Eva Mendel Miller,"A Passion For Colour" and Peter Gough, Co-ordinates, Viriginia Christopher Fine Art, Calgary, Alberta

Solo exhibition,Trinity Galleries, Saint John, N.B.

"The New Look of Landscape”, Virginia Christopher Fine Art, Calgary, Alberta

“Landscape Impressions”, Gallery Gevik, Toronto, Ontario

“Curator’s Choice”, Virginia Christopher Fine Art, Calgary, Alberta


~2006~

Intro exhibition, Virginia Christopher Fine Art, Calgary, Alberta


~2005~

"Rivers" of New Brunswick, solo exhibition,Trinity Galleries, Saint John, N.B.

Nova Scotia Art Bank, group exhibition, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

"The Canadian Landscape", group exhibition, Gallery Gevik, Toronto


~2003~

"After the Equinox – Cadmium", solo exhibition,Trinity Galleries, Saint John, N.B.

"Water: Transition and Transformation", group exhibition, Gallery Gevik, Toronto

"Landscape", group exhibition, Gallery Gevik, Toronto


~2001~

"Currents of Light", solo exhibition,Trinity Galleries, Saint John, N.B.

"The Ark", solo exhibition,Neptune Theatre, Halifax,N.S.

"The Ark", solo exhibition, Copley Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts

"The Ark", solo exhibition, Natural History Museum, Halifax, N.S.


~2000~

Studio Rally Showcase, group exhibition, Pier 21, Halifax, N.S.


~1999~

Canadian Museum of Nature, 14th Annual Juried Group Exhibition, Wildlife Habitat Canada, Ottawa

"It's in Our Nature", solo exhibition, Aberdeen Exhibition Centre, Scotland


~1998~

Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, 73rd Annual Juried Group Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

Canadian Museum of Nature, 13th Annual Juried Group Exhibition, Wildlife Habitat Canada, Ottawa

"Naturally Newfoundland", solo exhibition, Ginger Gallery, Bristol, England

"Return to the River",solo exhibition, Fluvarium, St. John's, NF


~1997~

"Flight Over the Cape", solo exhibition, Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve, St. John's, NF