Born in Vancouver, Peter Colbert was educated in Toronto, working as a creative professional both there and in Vancouver, where he won several awards for his endeavours. He and his wife have made Ottawa their home for the past 7 years, where he enjoys working in his studio. He is constantly inspired by his daily walks with his dogs and sojourns to his cottage in Quebec, and often refers to photos of them for his painting.
His art reflects his curiosity about design, colour, and life. In his many years as a designer and illustrator his quest was to simplify and develop interesting visuals and in his career as a painter this quests continues to challenge him in many ways.
His paintings have graced the collections of buyers from around the world.