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 a quick gestural drawing 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 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 is now life-drawing in Victoria and is also associated with a variety of local plein-air art groups. He teaches at the Cedar Hill and Monterey Recreation Centres.