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.

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.”

winter landscape with tree line

Winter Light, oil on canvas, 2018

Studio:
Tour Stop 21

Media:
painting

Telephone:
416 219 4528

Email:
peterrotter.art@gmail.com

Website:
www.peterrotter.com

Directions:
127 Clementi Street, Lakefield: Located one block west of the bridge in the village of Lakefield. Clementi Street runs south off of Bridge Street (County Road 29).

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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