Marilyn Peeters is a multi-media, expressionist artist located in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Her paintings and drawings boast bold, vivid colours of the West Coast’s natural environment. Her work features ocean, forest, floral, and landscapes representing the Pacific Northwest and her travels around the world.
"My connection with nature has been engraved in my soul since childhood. As a child I remember spending many hours alone in the forest behind my parents’ house lost in my own imaginary games and thoughts. The forest became my extension of home, an area that gave me a release from family dynamics in the home. I seemed to have found a sense of peace in the woods at a young age."
She and her family moved to the Comox Valley in the early 1980’s. Marilyn's art can be found throughout the community from designing and painting sets for a local theatre group, murals for businesses in Courtenay and Campbell River, showings in art galleries, airports and restaurants across Vancouver Island and in Vancouver.
Marilyn has a Fine Arts Diploma through North Island College and in 2009 her Bachelors of Fine Arts with Emily Carr University.
She now paints full time in her studio.