Peter Gough was born in Nova Scotia in 1947. He has a home and studio on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Gough began his art education at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, having received a scholarship to the college in 1969. Three years later, Gough attended Andrews University in Michigan, USA and continued his fine art education under the influence of sculpture Allan Collins, who designed the Kennedy Memorial for John F. Kennedy at Runnymede. 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. “His work is sheer magic. The magic lies in the essence of light.” Tom Butterfield, Masterwork Foundation, Bermuda Gough has exhibited in the United States, Scotland, England and Canada. He is represented in galleries across Canada and the US. 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. In 1992 Peter was awarded the Canada 125 medal for the creation of the Canada 125 logo.