eXavier Peterson has a BFA from the OCADU and has been making things for as long as she can remember, and been a printmaker for over 20 years. Her limited edition original prints have been shown internationally, specifically in Japan, China, the USA and in Canada.
“Growing up on Vancouver Island I was surrounded by the beauty of nature, a basis for my work. My prints are portraits of animals from the area in which I grew up, from my back yard, and from pictures I have taken abroad. Relief printing is my favourite medium as each time my drawings turn into an image entirely its own. I try to capture the individuality of each animal I portray. I choose to print with black ink, adding a splash of colour to highlight the graphic lines I achieve when carving the image from sketch to block.”