Peer Christensen

Lush landscape, green grassy forest floor with light speckled understory and tree leaves. Strong shadows and soft light.

October Morning, 2022, oil on canvas


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. The artist recently finished a solo exhibition and catalogue “Landscapes of Conveyance” at the AGP. 

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. 




Rod Mireau, Light In The Tall Grass, 2020, graphite and watercolour on paper, 42"x 47"

seams and strata

Nov 23, 2023 to Mar 17, 2024

Carol Forbes, Indwelling, 2022, mixed media, 36" x 36" (from the 2022 exhibition: Between the Lines)

It’s All About ART: Preview Exhibition

Oct 6, 2023 to Oct 22, 2023

Selections: 39th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

Stephanie Ford Forrester, Northland Harmony, 2022 textile, painted cotton & batiks

It’s All About ART Online Auction Preview

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

It’s All About ART Online Auction Preview

Bronson Smith - All about Art Online Auction 2021

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

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