Peter Large

Peter Large

Peter has been a working artist for forty years and is an award-winning member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), a member of the Ontario Society of Artists (OSA), and a Past President of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto.   His work is the drawn image, using graphite, ink, colour pencil and watercolour. Two of his drawings are in the Province of Ontario's permanent Archival Collection.

In 2014, Peter became the first non-County artist to become a full-time member of Arts On Main, a Co-operative gallery in downtown Picton, ON. Peter has work in many collections including Shell Canada Ltd, J, Bate and Associates (Kingston,ON), Thomas, Large and Singer (Woodbridge,ON), and the Federation of Canadian Artists (Vancouver).

He has served twice as a juror for Prince Edward County's  annual 'Art In The County' exhibition.

His work has been selected in a number of juried exhibitions including:

  • Summer 2005:, SCA Gallery On The Grand (Waterloo)- 'Spring Trout Lilies'.
  • Summer 2007:, 100 Years at the Arts and Letters Club (Varley Gallery, Markham)-'Celebration'.
  •  Summer 2008: OSA Toronto..'Thistles'.
  • Summer 2009: OSA Summer Exhibition, Gallery de Boer, Owen Sound, two works:
  • One Afternoon In Seville' and 'Nick's Barn'.

Peter Large's home and studio is on Amherst Island, in Lake Ontario, west of Kingston. Settled more than 200 years ago, Amherst Island has seen waves of immigrants - United Empire Loyalists, the Irish, the English... Mostly farmers, these immigrants left  their traces- old houses and barns, cemeteries, split-rail fences, Irish-built stone walls and early farm machinery. These influence Peter's work, expressed not in rust or decay but with respect and with the view that these 'traces' are evidence of an early optimism that continues here to-day.

Peter's work can be seen in the Arts On Main Gallery, Picton ON and the SideStreet Gallery in Wellington ON.