Featured in Southwest Art, Art of the West and Western Art Collector, AZ and CO 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; Cowgirl Up; Museum of Western Art-Annual Western Art Roundup; Hockaday Museum’s-A Timeless Legacy: Women Artists of Glacier National Park; Salon International; Trailside’s Masters in Miniature; Oil Painters of America National Show; and Arts for the Parks. Numerous awards include the American Art Collector Award of Excellence-American Women Artists Natl Show; Oil Painters of America-Landscape Award; Salon International-Western Genre Award; 1st Place, 2-Dimensional-Cowgirl Up Show; Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters-Best of Show, Collector’s Choice and Artists’ Choice awards. 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 has been a guest speaker at Friends of Western Art, “Art Talks,” Tucson, AZ.
Represented by galleries in Arizona, Colorado and Montana