Robin Smith-Peck

Approaching Bethel
Ink, acrylic, paper, wax and resin on 3 panels
30" x 84" x 1 3/4"

Robin Smith Peck (MVA University of Alberta) has spent most of her career in northern Canada. She grew up in Goose Bay, Labrador and has taught printmaking in the remote communities of Holman, Cape Dorset and Iqaluit. Originally born in Newfoundland, and now residing in Alberta, Robin Smith-Peck has exhibited her artwork across Canada and internationally.

“… Peck’s concern is not so much the subject as it is what she terms the “prolonged gaze,” the process of sustained looking that encompasses not only the original object of interest but also the forms and colours around it, making meaning out of their relationships. She speaks of reaching a place of “engaged reverie.” … One of the delicious revelations is her use of high-tech means to highly unexpected visual ends. As a long-time printmaker, Peck is accustomed to reconciling mediated processes with expressive intentions.”
Patricia Grattan
Author and Curator