The haunting image of a little drummer boy, dressed in period costume is the focal point of this acrylic painting by Peter Hoffer. The Canadian painter is known for his classic, romantic imagery. In this piece, the drummer—in blues, yellow and red stands between two cypress cedars—the background a manicured garden appears like a mirage…the sky a gorgeous turquoise blue.
“This imagery alludes to history—it is contemplative isolation—ghost-like and attempts to evoke the spirit of the landscape.” Peter Hoffer
He holds an MFA from Concordia University and degrees from the University of Guelph and OCAD University. Hoffer has lived and worked in Toronto, New York City, Paris, Montreal and Berlin. He has exhibited widely at art fairs in Basel, Toronto, New York, Stockholm, London, Milan, Amsterdam and Hong Kong. His paintings are held in many private, corporate and public collections.