“Drawing has always been the bedrock of my art. And coming from the commercial art world, where creativity is highly valued, I try to give each of my paintings a certain “magic” that will make them rise above the ordinary and appeal to my spirit in some way. Regardless of subject matter, there are unlimited possibilities in front of me, and each painting is a new adventure.”
Peter Colbert is originally from Vancouver, B.C. He received a diploma from Humber College for Graphic Design and won a scholarship to OCAD in Toronto, where he spent an additional 2 years studying illustration. His career as a commercial artist consisted of developing concepts, designing, rendering using pens and markers, and illustrating using inks and acrylic paints. During this phase of his life, Peter realized the value of presenting unique and arresting concepts, brought to life with passion and flair.
Peter transitioned to being a full-time fine artist in 2006. His work has evolved over time, but has always involved a significant degree of experimentation with tools, techniques, and media.
Peter has received awards as a designer, illustrator, and fine artist. His work is available in galleries in Canada like the Shayne Gallery in Montreal and the United States, and is collected worldwide. He is a director for his local chapter of Toastmasters International, and currently lives in Ottawa with his family.