Peter Rotter • The Artist's Life (Series 2)

Peter Rotter • The Artists Life (Series 2)

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Part of The Artist's Life series

Peter Rotter's sparse landscapes of Northern Ontario are a perennial hit at the Toronto Outdoor Exhibition. When he graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1995, painting the north was a natural homecoming for the artist given his many childhood summers spent there. He is a three-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award.

In this documentary, Rotter visits the Kawartha Lakes where he finds both the inspiration and the geography for his landscapes. He discusses his love for oil paints, the focus on light in his work, and how he isolates and studies elements from multiple photographs to incorporate them into a single painting. An artist who makes a living off his work, he explains his preference for handling the business side of art on his own.


Titles included in this series:

Harold Klunder
Badanna Zack
Jeff Winch
Sarah Jane Gorlitz
Kathy Vatcher
Ian Lazarus
Tim Whiten
Claire Weissman Wilks
Gretta Gibney
David Urban
Paul Roorda
Karen Azoulay

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