Peer Christensen

Peer Christensen

Peer Christensen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, moved to Canada in 1959 and has lived in Peterborough since 1985. Christensen is self-taught in drawing and watercolours, and studied oil painting at the University of Victoria and privately with Anthonly Thorn.

For more than twenty years, the foundation of Christensen's work has been almost exclusively the medium of oil paint. What defines Christensen’s style is the classical technique of building up successive transparent layers of paint, yeilding the luminosity that characterized the work of the Old Masters.

Christensen applies this technique effectively to a variety of subject matter that ranges from commonplace objects to urban and industrial landscapes. This method is equally successful in his floral studies, still lifes and atmospheric night paintings.

Peer Christensen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, moved to Canada in 1959 and has lived in Peterborough since 1985. Christensen is self-taught in drawing and watercolours, and studied oil painting at the University of Victoria and privately with Anthonly Thorn.

For more than twenty years, the foundation of Christensen's work has been almost exclusively the medium of oil paint. What defines Christensen’s style is the classical technique of building up successive transparent layers of paint, yeilding the luminosity that characterized the work of the Old Masters.

Christensen applies this technique effectively to a variety of subject matter that ranges from commonplace objects to urban and industrial landscapes. This method is equally successful in his floral studies, still lifes and atmospheric night paintings.