Peer Christensen

Peer Christensen

For over 30 years, Peer Christensen has been working in the medium of oil paint. The classical technique of building up successive opaque and transparent paint layers yields the luminosity that has come to define Christensen’s style. The artist applies this technique effectively to his subject matters that range from commonplace objects to urban and industrial landscapes. This method is equally successful in his floral studies, still lives and atmospheric night paintings.

Peer Christensen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and moved to Canada in 1959 as a child. The artist has lived in Peterborough since 1985 where he maintains an active studio practice.

Christensen studied Classical Oil Painting with artist Anthony Thorn and completed a course in Paper Conservation both through the University of Victoria B.C.

Christensen has been involved in the gallery and picture framing business for over 35 years, working in galleries in Victoria B.C. and establishing his own business in Peterborough in 1986. His knowledge of art conservation and framing is often sought out by such institutions as the Art Gallery of PeterboroughTrent University and Peterborough Museum and Archives.

Christensen has served as a member of the City of Peterborough Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee and is currently a member of the City of Peterborough Arts, Culture and Heritage Advisory Committee and the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Art Committee.

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