Meet Comox Valley Artist Peter Moore
Peter Moore is a Canadian artist living in the Comox Valley on
Vancouver Island. He works with acrylic paint and carves soapstone
Born in England, Peter's fondness for nature developed at a young
age. Drawing birds, caring for animals, and being in nature were
times of peace and tranquility. Peter has had many inspirations.
Some were Van Gogh
and David Shepherd. Peter attended watercolor and drawing classes
with Frank Haddock and studied the Impressionists. He was a member
of a Life Drawing group in Edmonton. He learned soapstone sculpture
in a workshop by Pat Galbraith.
Peter developed his own style and methods in painting and sculpture.
Peter has worked with many mediums, including watercolor, ink,
pastel, colored pencil, oil, chalk and metal sculpture.
Presently, his two favorite mediums are acrylic and soapstone.
Peter enjoys experimenting with bright colors and impressionistic
styles, complimented with realism and his own creative imagination.
His soapstone sculptures are suggestive creations, rather than
high realism. He prefers his audience’s imagination to complete
the vision. Peter allows the life within the stone to emerge,
while the natural beauty is retained.
Peter's other love is running. He established a successful running
career in Edmonton, Alberta. He greatly inspired Edmonton's running
fraternity. He earned a place in the Canadian Road Running Hall
of Fame in 1993 and was inducted into the Edmonton Sports Hall
of Fame in 1995.
Peter sees a similarity between running and creating art. In
art, one must practice and train, to see and really focus, not
just look. In running, the same principles apply; practice and
focus are necessary for success.
In the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, British