Porpoise Bay Studio - Peter Jordt
I am a life-long artist working in watercolours and oil paints. My images are drawn from Nature, history, and extensive travels over the course of many years. In most of my paintings there are both realistic and abstract elements present, more or less interwoven. Regardless of the subject or painting medium, I strive in every work to maintain spontaneity and freshness.
I was born in Germany, came to Canada at the age of six, and grew up in Ontario. As a young man, living and travelling in Europe I became interested in Art history and began painting in oils . Since 1990 I have lived on the Sunshine Coast where I have been an active member of the Arts community, including a solo show at the Sechelt Art Center as well as participating in group exhibitions and attending weekly life- drawing sessions. My paintings for the Art Crawl are a smaller, more spontaneous format for me, mostly using combinations of watercolour and ink.