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Darcie Peet
A Timeless Legacy 2016 Artist


Darcie Peet Hike to the Sky
Hike to the Sky - Grinnell Glacier Trail
Darcie Peet
30" x 36"

Darcie Peet Storm Light Bullhead Lake
Storm Light - Bullhead Lake

Darcie Peet
Oil on linen
20" x 24"

Darcie Peet Wind Lines Wild Goose Island
Wind Lines - Wild Goose Island

Darcie Peet
11" x 14"

The works above appear in the
2016 A Timeless Legacy
exhibit and sale. 

Darcie Peet
Darcie Peet The national parks were always part of my growing-up years -- hearing stories and browsing black & white photo albums of my folks hiking in Arches, Zion, the Grand Canyon, Rocky Mt. National Park, the Tetons, Yellowstone, Yosemite and Death Valley. But Glacier was special, as my Dad, as an Eagle Scout, spun tales of his timethere building and repairing trails, and my sister took him back to hike on his 70th birthday. As Dad would say, a “chip off the old block,” I too, grew up involved in all sorts of outdoor activities, and today, for my painting, seek the quintessential elements of those “wild places.”

Hailing from Oak Park, Illinois; raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, a love of horses and the west took Peet to Colorado as a child, and again in the early ‘60’s. For over thirty years Peet has called the Colorado Rockies (Copper Mountain) and Tucson’s Sonora Desert, home, different times of the year.

Throughout primary and secondary school Peet was involved in advanced art classes and weekend, high school drawing classes at Pittsburgh’s, Carnegie Institute of Technology. With a B.A. in Art and M.A. in Interior Design, Peet has taught art and pursued a multi-faceted career in graphic design, advertising, and commercial interior design, prior to the introduction of C.A.D. (Computer-Aided Design), when project design development and presentation boards were done by hand. The intense study of architecture, color, form, line, composition, scale, spatial relationships and speed drawing left an indelible mark on her painting. Over twenty design awards have been achieved, including an Award of Excellence from the U.S. Industrial Film Festival for co-production of a documentary film; and she has served as a Project Design Team Member at the Children’s Museum, Denver, Colorado. Many years of volunteer creative and design work have been devoted to various Chambers of Commerce and health care facilities.

Since childhood, my two great passions have always been painting and outdoor adventure, especially throughout the American West, from Alaska to the desert Southwest. So much of the exhilaration in painting is in the initial quest… the journey, the adventure in finding those “off-the-beaten-path”settingsand hidden jewels. Having been a plein air painter for many years, I now travel further into the wilderness with a camera to take back with me as much raw material, experiences, mood and memories as possible. Hiking, cycling, canoeing, riding, camping and kayaking, I seek a vital sense of place and glimpse into the powerful personality of these humbling, bold, back country spaces that I revere and respect. This has been my heart and soul since, at age five, I slid down a snowfield and threw snowballs with my Dad, high on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. I strive to take the viewer by the hand and share that journey through the painting, telling a story along the way, hoping to spark deep, personal memories for the viewer, where they, too, may have spent time.

Featured in Southwest Art, Art of the West and Western Art Collector,Arizona and Colorado landscape painter, Darcie Peet, is a Signature Member-Oil Painters of America and honorary Artist Member-Tucson’s historic Mountain Oyster Club. Key awards include 1st Place, 2-Dimensional-Cowgirl Up Show; Oil Painters of America-National Landscape Award; Salon International-Western Genre Award as well as numerous awards in past years including Best of Show, First Place, Artists’ Choice and Collectors’ Choice. Paintings hang in the permanent collection of the Pearce Museum, Corsicana, TX; the Arrabelle Hotel and Vail Valley Medical Center, Vail, CO.Peet’s work is often commissionedand in galleries in Montana, Colorado & Arizona.



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