Artist: Peter Fischer
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 43.5'' x 25.5''
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About This Work
“’Path Through the Corn’ is an image I captured while travelling on Concession Road, west of Dundas. As one of my favourite themes pertains to images that present one with a path to follow or a place one might like to go to, I was intrigued by this apparent pathway through a cornfield to a not too distant building and the shapes and patterns thus presented. The overcast day made the sky more interesting as opposed to clear blue and also served to reduce the contrasts that would have existed in the bright sun.”
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 20’s, 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.
I love to paint because I have always enjoyed the ability to capture likenesses and, I believe, that I have a unique way of visually presenting things I have seen. I enjoy attempting to interpret and capture the beauty that surrounds me. It may be a quality of light, the composition of the elements, reflected images on the varied surfaces of water, shadows cast and colours muted and brilliant. I am often unaware of what initially drew me to capture a particular image. Once I’ve decided to paint an image, accidents, happy and otherwise often take my work in unplanned directions. I work on the piece until it either pleases or confounds me.
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