Peter McCarnan’s painting career stretches over 35 years having achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Queen's University in 1981. He lives in Shad Bay and works from photos, drawings and memory. McCarnan has exhibited at shows in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario and New York. His work has been featured in various publications, including a book cover for Pottersfield Press. His paintings can be found in private collections both here in Canada and internationally.
People admire the reverence and gentle humour featured in my paintings. I am known for vibrant colours, clean lines, eclectic compositions and quirky titles. My inspiration comes from surrounding landscapes and lifestyles and is often influenced by history and the role that development plays in altering our environment. Rural scenes and the animals that inhabit those spaces are featured prominently in my work, in large part due to my father, who practiced veterinary medicine in southern Ontario.