About the Artist

Canadian landscape painter Landon Peters

Landon Peters was born in Saskatoon and though he has lived for a time in Vancouver, in Seattle and in Los Angeles. Presently he teaching drama and art in Yellowknife. While in Vancouver, Landon studied at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design; in Seattle, he attended Shoreline College; in Los Angeles, he earned a degree from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts; his degree in Education was earned in Saskatchewan. He has appeared in various film and television projects. Furthermore in Yellowknife, he has produced various musicals including “Saturday Night Fever”, “Grease”, “Footloose”, “West Side Story” and “The Little Mermaid”.

Landon has always had a strong interest in the visual arts. He experimented with various media early in high school and college. In the summer of 2000 he began a conscious effort to focus on and explore subject matter pertaining to rural Saskatchewan. Since his move to the North in 2002, he has been challenged by the rugged northern imagery in and around Yellowknife.

 
 

Artist Statement

“The North is full of imagery and color and is a huge influence on the impressionist style of my landscapes. I spend a lot of time painting Cameron Falls, various lakes around Yellowknife, and the Old Town area. There is a rawness and beauty in those images that inspire my canvases.

I came to Yellowknife in 2002 to teach drama at Sir John Franklin High School. With the drama program, I get to direct, create, and breathe life into a project. Year after year, it is incredibly gratifying to see productions come alive on stage. From the beginning stages to closing night, it is always well worth the effort.

My art continues to change and evolve with new ideas, experiences and inspirations. I’m grateful for the support of those who have and continue to purchase my work.”