Carol Peek - Archive

Born in Marin County, Carol Peek believes that the beauty of the local landscape as well as her mother’s passion for art influenced her decision to become an artist. Her love of horses led her to draw them as well as ride the hills during her childhood, spending summers on horseback exploring the scenes she now paints.

Peek has studied art at UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where she graduated with honors in 1987. She is currently enrolled in the MFA program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California where she has also taught classes in the undergraduate school. Peek has also studied at Grand Central Academy in New York City, the Fechin Institute in Taos, NM, and The Vermont Studio Center.

Upon graduation from Art Center, Carol Peek went to work for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, MO for a short period of time.  Anxious to get back to California and paint full-time on her own work, she returned in 1989 documenting in paint, the quickly disappearing agricultural landscape in Marin and Sonoma counties, focusing on the family farms that once covered the area.  Her work has been shown in galleries and museums from San Francisco to New York City for the past 25 years.  Her calendars in the 1990’s of horses and of cows gave her international exposure early in her career.

Peek’s work has won numerous awards and has been featured in publications such as:  Antiques Magazine, Art of the West, American Artist, Southwest Art, Western Horseman, Equine Images, The Artist’s Magazine and US Art.  Several books on art, horses, and poetry also feature her paintings.

Carol’s website is: http://carolpeek.com/

Read art historian and curator Alfred Harrison’s essay, “Carol Peek”…

View the archived show page for Carol Peek & Davis Perkins: Painting The West, presented by the Gallery February 10—March 16, 2024.

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Graceful Shelter

Oil on linen, 12″ x 12″.
Framed in a No. 22 CV—2 1/2″ in quartersawn white oak with Medieval stain. 23kt gilt slip.
SOLD.

Morning Stillness, Yearlings, Nicasio, CA

2024. Oil on wood panel, 9″ x 12″.
Framed in a No. 193—3″ in quartersawn white oak with Dark Medieval stain. 18kt gilt slip.
SOLD.

The Grain Bucket

2023. Oil on linen board, 9″ x 12″.
Framed in a No. 2—2-1/2″ in quartersawn white oak with Medieval stain. 23kt gilt slip.
SOLD

Morning Silence

Oil on linen, 12″ x 12″.
Framed in a No. 22.6 CV—2 3/8″ in fumed quartersawn white oak. Pewter waxed slip.
SOLD.

Three Beauties

Oil on linen panel, 6 1/4″ x 10″.
Framed in a No. 26 CV—1 1/2″ with 18kt gilt sight edge. Fumed quartersawn white oak with Medieval stain.
SOLD

Sunrise, Sonoma County

Oil on canvas panel, 6″ x 12″.
Framed in a No. 16 CV—1 1/2″ with 23kt gilt sight edge. Fumed quartersawn white oak finished with linseed oil.
SOLD

Coastal Breeze; Summer Evening

2023. Oil on panel, 10″ x 16″.
Framed in a No. 1100 CV—3″ with raised square corner plugs. Quartersawn white oak with Medieval stain. 18kt gilt slip.
SOLD

Red Paint and Spring Greens

2023. Oil on canvas panel, 8″ x 8″.
Framed in a No. 2.3—2 3/4″ in walnut with Medieval stain. 23kt gilt slip.
SOLD.

Sonoma Evening

2022. Oil on linen panel, 8″ x 12″. Painting only: $2,400.
Framed in a No. 440 CV—2″ in quartersawn white oak with Dark Medieval stain.
SOLD

Tranquil Evening

2022. Oil on linen panel, 9″ x 12″. Painting only: $2,500.
Framed in a No. 16 CV with sloped back and proud splines—2 1/4″ in quartersawn white oak with Medieval stain. 23kt gilt slip.
SOLD.

Mission Ranch Beauty

2020. Oil on linen panel, 6″ x 9″.
Framed in a No. 134—2″ in quartersawn white oak with Medieval stain.
SOLD

Pasture Prince; Mission Ranch

2021. Oil on linen panel, 6″ x 8″.
Framed in a No. 16—1 3/4″ with 18kt gilt sight edge in quartersawn white oak with Medieval stain.
SOLD.

Afternoon Nap; Mission Ranch

2020. Oil on linen panel, 6 x 8 inches.
Framed in a No. 16—1 1/2″ with 23kt gilt sight edge in quartersawn white oak with Dark Weathered stain. (Inquire for other frame options.)
SOLD.

California Blues

Oil on linen panel, 6″ x 8″.
Framed in a No. 16—1 1/2″ with 23kt gilt sight edge in walnut with Dark Medieval stain.
SOLD.

Evening Flight; Mission Ranch

2020. Oil on linen panel, 9″ x 12″.
Framed in a No. 400.6 CV—2 1/4″ with 18kt gilt sight edge. Walnut with Light Medieval stain. (Inquire for other frame options.)
SOLD.

Morning Meditation

2021. Oil on linen panel, 8″ x 10″.
Framed in a No. 16—2″ with 23kt gilt sight edge in walnut with Dark Medieval stain. (Inquire for other frame options.)
SOLD.

The Little Paint Colt

2021. Oil on linen panel, 6″ x 8″.
Framed in a No. 348—2” in quartersawn white oak with Van Dyke stain. (Inquire for other frame options.)
SOLD

California Spring

2021. Oil on linen panel, 6″ x 8″.
No. 2.3 CV—1 3/4″ in quartersawn white oak with Dark Medieval stain. (Inquire for other frame options.)
SOLD.

A Bed of Buttercups

Oil on panel, 6″ x 8″.
Framed in A No. 16CV—1-3/4″ in quartersawn white oak with Medieval stain.
SOLD.

Spring Treat

Oil on canvas panel, 9″ x 12″.
Framed in a No. 348—2 1/2” in quartersawn white oak with Dark Medieval stain. 23kt gilt slip. (Inquire for other frame options.)
Sold.

Her Eyes on Mom

Oil on canvas panel, 8″ x 10″.
Framed in a No. 503 “Holland”—2” in quartersawn white oak (Saturated Medieval) with 23kt gilt slip.
SOLD.

Breakfast

Oil on canvas panel, 8″ x 10″.
Framed in a No. 11.1 R—2-1/4″ in quartersawn white oak with Dark Medieval stain. 23kt gilt slip.
SOLD

Metamorphosis, Sonoma/Marin County LIne

2019. Oil on canvas, 24″ x 36″.
Framed in a compound No. 1 CV—6″. Quartersawn white oak (Medieval stain) with a 23kt gilt liner. (Inquire for other frame options.)

Gifts of Spring

2019. Oil on panel, 6″ x 9″.
Framed in a custom mitered —2”. Quartersawn white oak (Dark Medieval stain) with 18kt gilt slip.
SOLD.

The Hidden Valley (Nicasio, Cow Track Ranch)

2019. Oil on linen on board, 3 3/4″ x 7 3/4″.
SOLD.

Spring Melody

2018. Oil on panel, 11″ x 14.” Framed in a custom mitered flat with proud spline—2 3/4” quartersawn white oak (Dark Medieval) with a liner. Sold. Read the blog post about framing this piece…

Rose Colored Morning; study

2018. Oil on linen, 10″ x 8.” Framed in #1100 CV —2 1/2” in quartersawn white oak (Saturated Medieval) with 23kt gilt slip. SOLD.

Emerald Fields

2017. Oil on linen, 10″ x 12″. Framed in #403 CV—2 1/4” with an 18k gilt slip. In quartersawn white oak (Light Medieval stain). SOLD.

A Little Courage

2017. Oil on linen, 10″ x 8.” Framed in No. 143 CV—2-1/2” in walnut (Nut Brown stain) + 23kt slip.

Téte-à-Téte II

2017. Oil on linen, 6″ x 8″. Framed in No. 143.8—2 1/4” with gilt slip. In quartersawn white oak (black wash). SOLD.

Gentle Guardian, Toluma Farm

2016, oil on panel, 8″ x 10″. Framed in No. 108 + Cap #308—3”. quartersawn white oak with a medieval stain.

Looking for Humpbacks

2016, oil on panel, 6″ x 8″. Framed in quartersawn white oak with a Weathered Oak stain. A 2-1/4″ profile with a hand-carved slope at the sight edge. SOLD