If you appreciate a place deeply enough and spend time there simply looking, it gradually becomes part of you. The two places I have loved and lingered longest are Pasley Island in Howe Sound and the estuary of the Cowichan River near Duncan.

The qualities of both these places have gradually seeped into my paintings, particularly the qualities of light, the sense of space, the bones of the rocks and trees and the dynamic rhythm of the elements.

For me the creative act is about honouring a multitude of relationships.

— Peter Spohn

My paintings are an expression of my love and loyalty to these two places and to the many friends I have made in both communities. Their interest and many commissions have sustained my involvement in painting for many years.

May Morning-The Cowichan Bay Estuary

May Morning, The Cowichan Bay Estuary