Peter Canty was born and raised in Laguna Beach, CA., and currently resides in North Berkeley. His seascapes are a reflection of his love for his seaside home, while his landscapes show the influence that the Bay Area has had on him. Canty's beloved oil paintings are a unique interpretation of modern impressionism. He does not work from any reference material; the imagery is a pure product of his imagination. His humble lifestyle compliments his simple, yet captivating works of art. Like a true outdoorsman, Canty loves all things found in nature, however seascapes, trees, and rocks are his favored subjects. In his spare time he enjoys playing the piano and writing. Before Peter devoted his life exclusively to painting, he was a professional writer.
Canty’s landscapes, seascapes and still lives are filled with his love of the California coast. The artist’s incredible ability to paint from memory gives the works the surreal, dreamlike quality, without compromising the unmistakably recognizable coastal scenery.
Art Thou Gallery is pleased to be an exclusive dealer for Peter Canty's works. We swear that you've never seen work like Peter's!