Peter Colbert is a contemporary Canadian artist who has been drawing and painting in some form or another for most of his life. After graduating in Graphic Design from Humber College in Toronto, he studied illustration at the Ontario College of Art. After 20 years in the commercial art field he transitioned to a full-time fine art career.
Peter Colbert's traditional figurative paintings exhibit a whimsical, yet mysterious sense of wander. He portrays the figures in his works with his or her back toward the viewer, allowing the viewer to vicariously experience the figure’s perspective of the surroundings and his or her emotional state. While the subject’s pose invites the viewer into the scene, each painting creates a new adventure. His works have been exhibited throughout Canada, USA, and in London.