Darcie Peet

Darcie Peet, landscapes, mountains and desert
Darcie Peet is a painter who divides her time between the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and the Sonora Desert in Arizona, painting her impressions of both in crisp, painterly oils.

Peet pays particular attention to the character of light as it plays across her landscapes, whether muted or bright, often revealing itself in bands of sunlight and shadow.

I particularly enjoy those compositions in which she establishes a dominant theme of dark tones, and then makes her statement of the lighter passages as a subtle but dramatic accent.