Lot 45

CLOSING OF DAY AT COOTES PARADISE by Peter Fischer

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Artist: Peter Fischer
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 26''x 42''

 

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About This Piece
This piece came about as a result of being out on a walk along York Boulevard one summer evening. The view from the vantage point of the McQuesten high-level bridge of Cootes is quite spectacular – especially so that evening as the water was almost mirror smooth and a few wispy clouds were being reflected in it. I tend to be attracted to subtleties of colour and composition so what I saw really got my attention. I thoroughly enjoy the process of creating gentle gradations of colour of which, my efforts are at best, an imitation of nature's spectacle.

 

Biography
I have been painting landscapes since age 12 when a kindly elderly woman gave me lessons in her home not far from mine. I learned to paint like the impressionists, but in my 20s, my efforts evolved towards realism, having been inspired by Ken Danby and various others. After high school, I studied graphic design at Humber College Toronto which led to prepress production of business forms, followed by self-employment as a photo retoucher and illustrator. Within a few years of the introduction of Photoshop, I took up painting again while pursuing a couple of odd jobs to pay the bills. In 2013, I became a full-time artist.

 

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