Peer Christensen

Realistic oil painting of trees on a sunny October morning, the leaves and grass are several shades of green

October Morning, 2022, oil on canvas

About the artist:

For over 35 years, Peer Christensen has been working in the medium of oil paint. The classical technique of building up successive opaque and transparent paint layers yields the luminosity that has come to define his style. Christensen applies this technique effectively to his subject matter that ranges from commonplace objects to urban and industrial landscapes. 

Peer Christensen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and moved to Canada in 1959 as a child. He has lived in Peterborough since 1985 where he maintains an active studio practice. Christensen studied classical oil painting with artist Anthony Thorn and completed a course in paper conservation, both through the University of Victoria, BC. He has been involved in the gallery and picture framing business for over 35 years, working in galleries in Victoria BC, and establishing his own business in Peterborough in 1986. 

An active member of the community, Peer has served as a member of the City of Peterborough’s Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee (PACAC), Arts, Culture and Heritage Advisory Committee (ACHAC), and the Peterborough Regional Health Centre’s Art Committee. Peer Christensen has been invited to speak and participate in lectures and seminars at Trent University, Women’s Art Association of Canada, Art Gallery of Peterborough and the Greater Peterborough Economic Development Corporation. He has been involved as a jurist for the Prince Edward County Arts Council and the East Central Ontario Arts Association and is a jurist for the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Art Collection. He was elected to membership of the Ontario Society of Artists in 2018. 

Exhibitions

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Jenny Kastner, Haze, acrylic on canvas

Miguel Hernandez Autorino, Why I Left, 2022, oil on canvas KAST 2022 Selections Exhibition

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections

Jul 9, 2022 to Oct 2, 2022

Landscapes of Conveyance

Peer Christensen, Algoma Harvester, Welland Canal, Lock 7, 2021, oil on canvas (9 panels)

Landscapes of Conveyance

Jul 2, 2022 to Oct 16, 2022

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Installation view of KAST Selections exhibition. From Left: Paul Nabuurs, Bronson Smith, David Hickey

Jane LowBeer, String Theory, 2015, monotype on paper, 22" x 28"

Selections: 36th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour Exhibition

Left: Leanne Baird, Forest Light, 2020, acrylic on canvas; Right: Victoria Wallace, Silhouette Series: #10, 12, 20, 21, 2019, encaustic, ink and oil pastel

Peer Christensen, Park & Lansdowne St., Peterborough, oil on canvas, 2019

Looking Up, 2017

Rowena Dykins, Lynn River, 2012

Leanne Baird, Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour, 2016

31st Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections

Jenny Kastner, Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour, 2015

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