Featured Artwork: Darcie Peet

Featured Artwork: Darcie Peet

Change in the Air
24 x 30 in.
Oil Painters of America National Exhibit, RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas
Aug 17–Sept 19, 2020

Late afternoon, for one last hike of the day, we headed up to Hidden Lake Pass in Glacier National Park. Distinct Reynolds Mountain loomed above, set off by a foreboding, stormy sky as weather had been turbulent , grey and chilly all day. Finally, it looked like a welcome change was coming as the clouds broke, letting in scattered rays of warm sun and also revealed an early rising moon. More change was in the air as the seasons were shifting from summer to autumn. Grasses and wildflowers dried and began to turn gold, tan and sienna, as a lower September sun cast longer shadows.

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 of Tucson’s historic Mountain Oyster Club. Painting and living an outdoor life since childhood… hiking, cycling, skiing, kayaking and riding the back country of the Rockies, Alaska and Southwest are part of the exploration and discovery of “wild places” Peet loves in seeking singular painting material. For me, these backcountry spaces are powerful, humbling, have such a sense of awe and deserve great respect. Along with light, mood and a strong sense of place, it is these feelings and experiences that I strive to capture in my work.

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. Major shows include: Settlers West-Great American West Show; The Russell; Hockaday Museum’s A Timeless Legacy: Women Artists of Glacier National Park; Cowgirl Up; Museum of Western Art Annual Western Art Roundup; Salon International; Trailside’s Masters in Miniature; Oil Painters of America National Show; and Arts for the Parks.

Key awards: Best Miniature-Hockaday Museum’s Women Artists of Glacier National Park; Oil Painters of America-Landscape Award; Salon International-Western Genre Award; 1st Place, 2-Dimensional-Cowgirl Up Show. American Art Collector Award of Excellence-American Women Artists National Show; Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters-Best of Show, Collector’s Choice and Artists’ Choice awards. In June 2017, Peet was honored with the cover of Southwest Art Magazine along with another feature article.

Peet’s work is commissioned; in private, museum and corporate collections including the Pearce Museum, Corsicana, TX, Vail Valley Medical Center, Steadman Clinic and Arrabelle Hotel, Vail, CO, and Mountain Oyster Club, Tucson, AZ. Peet was honored to serve as the 2020 judge for the 50th Anniversary Show, Women Artists of the West, Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

Represented by:
Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, AZ
The Broadmoor Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO
A.Banks Gallery, Bozeman, MT
K Newby Gallery, Tubac, AZ
Artzline, America’s Online Gallery

Recent and Upcoming Shows:
The Broadmoor Art Experience, Broadmoor Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO
A Timeless Legacy: Women Artists of Glacier National Park, Hockaday Museum, Kalispell, MT
Oil Painters of America, National Exhibit, R.S. Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
Museum of Western Art, 37th Annual Western Round-Up, Kerrville, TX
Mountain Oyster Club 51st Annual Contemporary Western Art Show
Settlers West Great American West Show, Tucson, AZ