We are delighted to present an opening exhibition of ‘new-to-the-island’ Sibeal Foyle and Peter Pierobon. ‘Second Growth’ reflects their shared passion for the natural world and their new life here on Salt Spring island.
Born and raised in Ireland, Sibéal Foyle graduated with a BFA from the Belfast College of Art, then emigrated to Canada where she completed her MFA at the University of Calgary, Alberta. She has been the painting and drawing instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University for 28 years; in her own work her primary interest has been to create narratives involving her family, community, memories from the past and the cultural and political happenings of the day. In her new work she has focussed on the drawing and painting of natural forms and phenomena. Simple, striking and enticing.
Peter Pierobon was born and raised in North Vancouver. He studied and worked with Wendell Castle, the leading artist in contemporary studio furniture design. Peter’s work is in many museum collections from the Smithsonian to the National Gallery and he has exhibited and taught internationally for more than 30 years. His work combines original sculptural design with master craftsmanship; every piece unique and brilliantly crafted. Duthie Gallery has proudly exhibited Peter’s work since 2005.