A realist painter, Gough is influenced by his rural surroundings and is constantly aware of the challenges it faces by urban progress. Firmly rooted in the physical reality of the places he chooses, at a moment in time, his paintings are imbued with a luminosity that transcends realism.
Gough has exhibited in the United States, Scotland, England and Canada. He is represented in galleries across Canada and the U.K. His works are in many private, corporate and public collections throughout Europe, the United States and Canada. One of his paintings was presented to his Royal Highness, Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh on his royal tour to Canada in 1997.
Awards and Grants:
American Art Awards 2011-1st and 2nd Place - Realism/Landscape
International Artist-Finalist Award
Finalist 73 CSPW
Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council - exhibition grant
Canada/Newfoundland Cultural Agreement Grant - exhibition grant
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade - travel grant
Canada House, London, England - exhibition grant
Artist -in-Residence, Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve
Canada 125 Medal
Finalist 2014 Realism Art Exhibition – Artists Portfolio Magazine
In 1992 Peter was awarded the Canada 125 medal for the creation of the Canada 125 logo.