More Works By Peter Hoffer Mixed Media on Panel 2012
24 × 60 in 60.96 × 152.4 cm

About Parc

A bright, pretty flower garden draws the viewer’s eye to the center of this romantic landscape by Peter Hoffer. The Canadian artist is known for his nostalgic renderings of the traditional landscape and is often compared to masters like the 18th century British painter, John Constable. A cultivated garden sits in a tended lawn backed by a line of dense shrubs—the horizon pale blue, and white. Hoffer coats his work in a luminous glossy resin that makes his work thoroughly modern. Titled 'Parc'-- the French spelling for park, the landscape evokes images of the Belle Epoque.

“A landscape is continually evolving. Its topography consists of repetitive gestures of surfacing, resurfacing and erosion. Exposed to the elements, scarred by the wind and shifting soils, the landscape reveals its own narrative.” 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.