Peter Loebel is a visual artist whose inspirations are the human figure and plein-air subjects. He works with charcoal, ink, and watercolour and develops his compositions from quick, gestural drawings done on site. Each representation attempts to break the static condition of the subject, revealing a vibrant movement and creating a transitional snapshot.


Peter was born in Munich, Germany and moved to Canada in 2001. He has a background in engineering and in 2010 finished his MA in Architecture. His fascination with figure drawing roots back to 2001 when he joined Basic Inquiry, a life drawing studio in Vancouver, and later joined the board. He now works in Victoria and is associated with a variety of local plein-air art groups. Peter is represented by two galleries on Vancouver Island.