Peter Gough was born in Nova Scotia in 1947. He has a home and studio in Glen Margaret, 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, U.S.A. and continued his Fine Art education under the influence of sculptor Alan Collins, who apprenticed with legendary Henry Moore.
A contemporary naturalist and 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.”