Meet Our Local Maker "Irene Taylor and Peter Sobol"
Peter Sobol is a renowned visual artist in Newfoundland and Labrador, with a creative journey spanning over 30 years. Drawing inspiration from the breathtaking natural landscapes that surround him, Peter's work reflects his deep appreciation for the wonders of Newfoundland's wildlife and coastal lifestyle.
With a diverse range of artistic mediums at his disposal, including pottery, sculpture, painting in oil and watercolor, and printmaking, Peter's art captures the essence of his surroundings. His creations often feature the vibrant puffins that inhabit the cliffs and colonies near his home in Witless Bay. Having observed these exotic birds up close, Peter's renderings possess an intimate and authentic quality that resonates with viewers.
Beyond his artistic endeavors, Peter actively engages with the local environment. Each summer, he lends a helping hand in rescuing and releasing stranded puffin chicks, further deepening his connection to these remarkable creatures. His artwork also pays tribute to other elements of Newfoundland's cultural heritage, including pitcher plants, dories, outport architecture, and the mighty North Atlantic itself.
In addition to the natural world, Peter Sobol's art incorporates elements of folklore and Irish traditions brought by settlers to Newfoundland. Through whimsical portrayals of fairies and comical situations, he captures the rich tapestry of beliefs and stories that have shaped the island's cultural fabric.
Peter Sobol's artistic creations not only showcase his technical skill and artistic vision but also serve as a celebration of Newfoundland and Labrador's unique beauty and heritage. His work allows others to share in his deep appreciation for the natural wonders and folklore that make this region truly special.