Art Classes -- adults and children
Available to paint commissioned works

PETER's ART will be FOR SALE AT BASTION SQUARE FESTIVAL of the ARTS, downtown Victoria (April to October, 2005)

PETER was a featured artist at the MOSS STREET PAINT-IN on Saturday, July 17, 2004

 Butchart Gardens (c.2003)
Peter Robertson has been a freelance gouache painter in Victoria, BC since 1989.  He specializes in Landmark and Tourism images of the Victoria, BC area.


Peter James Robertson was born in Dundee, Scotland in 1955 and moved with his family to Saskatchewan at age 4.  After high school he attended art college for two years in Edmonton to study advertising art.  Peter's professional art career began in neon sign design, working in various corporate art departments throughout Western Canada.  He began his freelance career in 1989 in Victoria. 

Peter has developed strong, innovative techniques with gouache and airbrush that he first explored in architectural illustrations.  In the 1990s, Peter painted commissioned portraits then began focusing on the painting of realistic landmark images such as The Empress Hotel, BC Superferries, The Union Club of BC (at the Millenium), the BC Legislature, and the Butchart Gardens (at their 100th anniversary).  He also ventures into surrealistic images when the mood strikes, including black pen-and-ink collage-musings (the most popular of which so far has been a 1960s collage including John Lennon, JFK, and Jackie Kennedy Onassis). 

As of 2004, Peter's artworks are sold as Limited Edition Prints, posters, and smaller images framed, which are available spring through fall in downtown Victoria at Peter's booth at the Bastion Square Festival of the Arts.  He's had a booth at the Moss Street Paint-In (sponsored by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria) for two years now (July 2003 and July 2004).  Images are available online year-round at www.westcoastartgroup.com.

In 2005 Peter has begun creating original abstract paintings which will be for sale at his Bastion Square booth during April to October, 2005. 

Robertson owns and operates Westcoast Art Group which markets his own paintings and sometimes the works of other BC artists.

Peter is now also teaching art skills to adults and school classes.  Inquire about group or individual lessons. 


Phone:  250-480-5092
Email: peter@westcoastartgroup.com

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