Peter Colbert

Peter Colbert, Horizon, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 16"


Originally an art director/illustrator who worked in Toronto and Vancouver before taking becoming a fine artist full-time in 2006, Peter Colbert's paintings are now collected world-wide.

Colbert believes that capturing the essence of a subject, whether landscape, abstract or human figure, is what he is about. Starting from a quick sketch, his colour and flow of the paint dictate the way his art takes shape. Subject matter is of secondary importance to the composition and character of the painting. Allowing spontaneity and a certain freshness to come through is vital and gives him more satisfaction than does grinding out detail with multiple highlights and shadows.

Colbert has exhibited in more than 25 solo and group exhibitions, and has won numerous awards for his efforts. He has made Ottawa his home since July of 2011.


My personal journey with art has been very rewarding; When I look back at what I was doing 30 years ago, I've taken my innate drawing ability, embellished it but hopefully kept the freshness and spontaneity which I've always treasured. The mixing of paint, applying colour and how these interrelate is the crux of what I've been working at and learning about for the last decade. To reduce things to their simplest form is a difficult thing to do - depicting the heart, the energy of a subject - but it's something I tend to focus on.

My art is my passion - and an unending journey.

Prices range from $290-6900 CAN