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Alanna Peters

Artist member since 2018
Toronto , Ontario

Alanna Peters was born in Ottawa and currently lives in Toronto. She earned an Honours BA for Fine Arts from McMaster University (2001) and a BEd for Arts Based Learning from Queen's University (2005).

A recognized artist, her work is found in private and public collections in Canada, the United States, France, Germany and Uganda.

Artist statement:

As a contemporary figurative artist, Alanna works with oil on wood panel. Her style is the intersection between realism and painterly. Alanna is drawn to painting the human form as a way of connecting with the viewer on an emotional and deeply human experience. In recent works the figures have a fragile weightlessness paused in time and in movement. The works are calming and tranquil. Colours and contrast interact with each other and the paintings are built up through multiple thin layers of paint. Alanna has a desire to create the illusion of transparency through brushstrokes.


Q+A

Describe your home in 3 words

alive, colourful, evolving

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

parenting and playing with my 3 kids

Favourite medium

oil on wood panel

When did you start making art, and why?

I have been creating as long as I can remember. Painting really became my focus in University but I also love to experiment with many materials.

Only thing you need when you leave the house

All 3 kids!

Beverage of choice

Coffee!

Upcoming Exhibitions
2019-03-14

Elain Fleck Gallery, Toronto
Group Exhibition

Select Past Exhibitions
2018

ArtScape Sandbox, Toronto
Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Semi-finalist

2018

Habour Banquet, Oakville
Finance and Fashion Women Entrepreneurs

2018

Blue Crow Gallery, Toronto
Evanescence, Solo Exhibition

2018

Blue Crow Gallery, Toronto
Summer Group Show

2017

Riverdale Art Walk, Toronto
Riverdale Art Walk

2019

Slanted Door Gallery, Toronto
Group Exhibition

2019

Artist Project, Toronto
Art Fair

Press
2018

Snapped
Evanescence

Education
2001

McMaster University
B. Fine Art

2005

Queen's University
BEd Arts based learning

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