Darcie Peet Artist at the Broadmoor Galleries
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 backcountry of the Rockies, Canada, Alaska, Southwest and Italy, are part of the exploration and discovery of the “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 from Colorado College and M.A. in Interior Design, University of Colorado-Denver, Peet has taught art and pursued a multi-faceted career in graphic design, advertising, and commercial interior design, when presentation materials were still hand-done vs CAD. Peet has served as a Project Design Team Member – Children’s Museum, Denver, Colorado, and many years of volunteer design work for various Chambers of Commerce and health care facilities.
Peet’s work is commissioned; in private, museum and corporate collections including the Pearce Museum, Corsicana, TX, Mountain Oyster Club, Tucson, AZ, Vail Valley Medical Center, Steadman Clinic and Arrabelle Hotel, Vail, CO. Peet was honored to serve as the 2020 judge for the 50th Anniversary Show, Women Artists of the West, Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, AZ, and has been a speaker for Friends of Western Art, Tucson, AZ.
Major shows include: Settlers West-Great American West Show; The Russell; Cowgirl Up; Hockaday Museum’s A Timeless Legacy: Women Artists of Glacier National Park; Museum of Western Art Annual Western Art Roundup; Salon International; Oil Painters of America National Show; and Arts for the Parks.
Key awards include: Best Miniature-Hockaday Museum’s Women Artists of Glacier National Park; Oil Painters of America-Landscape Award; Salon International-Western Genre Award; 1st Place, 2-Dimensional-Cowgirl Up Show. American Art Collector Award of Excellence-American Women Artists National Show; Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters-Best of Show, Collector’s Choice and Artists’ Choice awards. In June 2017, Peet was honored with the cover of Southwest Art Magazine along with another feature article.