Darcie Peet

Darcie Peet

Artwork

A Cool Desert Morning
Darcie Peet

A Cool Desert Morning

Oil

11 x 14 in

Brushed In Spring Lupine
Darcie Peet

Brushed In Spring Lupine

Oil

16 x 20 in

Ginger Glow Sundown
Darcie Peet

Ginger Glow Sundown

Oil

18 x 24 in

Primrose and Scarlet
Darcie Peet

Primrose and Scarlet

Oil

16 x 12 in

A Slice of Morning
Darcie Peet

A Slice of Morning

Oil

12 x 12 in

Courtyard Geraniums
Darcie Peet

Courtyard Geraniums

Oil

12 x 9 in

Last Luster Across Legend, 2019
Darcie Peet

Last Luster Across Legend, 2019

Oil

10 x 10 in

Sunblazed Canyon
Darcie Peet

Sunblazed Canyon

Oil

14 x 11 in

Afterglow Reflections
Darcie Peet

Afterglow Reflections

Oil

24 x 36 in

Desert Lupine Blues
Darcie Peet

Desert Lupine Blues

oil

20 x 24 in

Pastel Desert Dusk
Darcie Peet

Pastel Desert Dusk

Oil

30 x 40 in

Sundown Glow At Ragged Top, 2019
Darcie Peet

Sundown Glow At Ragged Top, 2019

Oil

10 x 10 in

Amber Glow Into Shadow
Darcie Peet

Amber Glow Into Shadow

Oil

24 x 20 in

Gilded in Autumn - Sabino Canyon
Darcie Peet

Gilded in Autumn - Sabino Canyon

Oil

16 x 20 in

Picacho Spring
Darcie Peet

Picacho Spring

Oil

18 x 24 in

Villa Bougainvillea
Darcie Peet

Villa Bougainvillea

Oil

11 x 14 in

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Darcie Peet
'Round the next bend in the trail, over the next hill... seeking the quintessential elements of the "wild places" that I explore and love. Hailing from Oak Park, Illinois; raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, a love of horses and the west took Peet to Colorado as a child, and again in the early '60's. For over twenty-five years Peet has called the Colorado Rockies (Copper Mountain) and Tucson's Sonora Desert, home, during different times of the year. Many childhood summers were spent exploring the Chicago Art Institute and experiencing feature exhibits by Andrew Wyeth and Monet. Traveling to Paris offered the opportunity to further immerse Peet in the art of the Impressionists. The teeming color, energy and endless dance of light and atmosphere, remain today as vivid and enduring influences, likewise, the directness and spontaneity of the Plein Air movement in California and the West; the bold light, shadow and architectural form of Caravaggio and Carl Rungius; the fresh, fluid work of Russian-American Impressionist, Nicolai Fechin as well as contemporary painters Richard Schmid, Jim Reynolds, Oleg Stavrowsky and C. W. Mundy. Whether a 5-day pack trip into Canyon de Chelly; hiking to timberline to capture a painting of late spring snow; braving the desert sun of Saguaro National Monument; or tucked out of the wind behind scraggly, alpine evergreen, high on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, the extraordinary diversity of terrain, climate, seasons and light of the Rockies and desert, provide never-ending sources of adventure and inspiration. And most recently... canoeing, kayaking, biking or hiking the Canadian Rockies, Alaska, Glacier National Park, California wine country and Sonoma Coast, and winter in Monument Valley offers stunning raw material for future paintings. Education and Work Experience Drawing and painting since grade school, Peet has had a multi-faceted business career in fine art and design including teaching, and positions in the fields of graphic design and advertising. After more than twenty years in advertising and graphic arts, Peet returned to graduate school for an M. A. in Interior Design. Prior to the introduction of C.A.D. (Computer-Aided Design), when development and presentation illustrations were done by hand, here, the intense study of architecture, color, form, composition, scale, spatial relationships and speed drawing left an indelible mark on her painting. Over twenty creative awards have been achieved, including an Award of Excellence from the U.S. Industrial Film Festival for co-production of a documentary film; and she has served as a Project Design Team Member at the Children's Museum, Denver, Colorado. Many years of volunteer creative and design work have been devoted to various Chambers of Commerce and health care facilities.
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