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 sculptures.

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.

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In the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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