Peter Rotter

“Landscapes dominate the subjects of my paintings, simply because they have always surrounded my life. Feeling is the essential motif behind my work; the initial inspiration holds the key to the process that evolves afterwards. I am drawn to a particular place by a luminous colour, a certain slant of light, an interesting shape or shadow, movement of sky, a memory of sound, smell and sense of ease. These elements are what interest and excite me, stirring my passion to paint.

Recently I relocated my home and studio from Toronto to Lakefield in the Kawarthas to be closer to my inspiration. When painting, I reference photos I’ve taken usually only days prior so the image and feeling is still fresh in my mind. Each piece starts as a small oil sketch, where I focus on colour and composition, this then may or may not lead to a larger canvas. I try to paint every day. This is important to my work as well as my well-being.”

 

Exhibitions

33rd Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections

Rowena Dykins, Lynn River, 2012

32nd Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour – Selections

Paul Chester, To the Hilltop

31st Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections

Jenny Kastner, Snake Island

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections

Leanne Baird, Wolf Lake IV

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections

Sep 19, 2014 to Oct 19, 2014