Peter Gough

Against the Sea
Against the Sea, 2010
acrylic on canvas, 26" × 35"
Ivory Wind
Ivory Wind, 2010
acrylic on canvas, 24" × 36"
Wings
Wings, 2011
acrylic on canvas, 30" × 45"
Prevailing Rhythm
Prevailing Rhythm, 2010
acrylic on canvas, 16" × 40"
Lady Luck
Lady Luck, 2012
acrylic on canvas, 30" × 60"
Moored
Moored
acrylic on canvas, 25" × 35"
Tacking
Tacking, 2011
acrylic on canvas, 27.5" × 47"
Breakwater
Breakwater
acrylic on canvas, 23" × 44"
Summer Winds
Summer Winds
acrylic on canvas, 21" × 30"
Turquoise
Turquoise
oil on panel, 17" × 48"

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Peter Gough – Artist Biography

Peter Gough was born in Nova Scotia in 1947. He has a home and studio in Glen Margaret, Nova Scotia.

Gough began his art education at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, having received a scholarship to the college in 1969. Three years later, Gough attended Andrews University in Michigan, U.S.A. and continued his Fine Art education under the influence of sculptor Alan Collins, who apprenticed with legendary Henry Moore.

A contemporary naturalist and realist painter, Gough is influenced by his rural surroundings and is constantly aware of the challenges it faces by urban progress. Firmly rooted in the physical reality of the places he chooses, at a moment in time, his paintings are imbued with a luminosity that transcends realism.

"His work is sheer magic. The magic lies in the essence of light."
Tom Butterfield, Masterwork Foundation, Bermuda

Gough has exhibited in the United States, Scotland, England and Canada. He is represented in galleries across Canada and the U.K. His works are in many private, corporate, and public collections throughout Europe, the U.S., and Canada. One of his paintings was presented to his Royal Highness, Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburge, on his royal tour to Canada in 1997.

Daphne OdjigDaphne Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97. Click here for more details.

Odjig is frequently referred to as the "Grandmother of Indigenous Art." She has been the recipient of many awards, honours and recognitions for her works, to name a few: The Order of Canada, the Governor General's Award, and eight Honorary Doctorates. Her works have been shown in the National Gallery of Canada, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Art Gallery of Ontario.


She established the first native-run fine art print house in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1971. Known as 'Odjig Indian Prints,' this print house was so successful that it evolved into an Indigenous gallery space in 1974, called the New Warehouse Gallery, run by Odjig and her husband, Chester Beavon. She was also a founding member of the Indian Group of Seven. This artistic group's purpose was to promote Contemporary Indigenous art and artists.

Alex JanvierAlex Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" is now on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary Indigenous artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. This retrospective of his artwork is on display from 25 November 2016 to 17 April 2017.

(Photo credit: Kim Griffiths) Click here for more details.