The superb works of Neil Broadfoot, a Peterborough artist with a wide reputation for his landscapes and wilderness scenes, are found in several private and corporate collections. While he worked mostly with watercolours, Broadfoot also dabbled in oils, acrylics and multi-media.
Upon graduating from the Ontario College of Art in 1961, he worked as a commercial artist for five years before becoming a teacher. ln addition to teaching at Crestwood Secondary School in Peterborough for 34 years, Broadfoot taught at art schools in Buckhorn, Haliburton, and locally. He worked on maps, murals and banners for the Canadian Canoe Museum, where he was an artist-in-residence. With the late George Elliott, another noted Peterborough artist and Pathway inductee, Neil Broadfoot painted the former mural at the Peterborough Memorial Centre, and designed the iconic Petes logo for the historic Jr. A hockey franchise. His artwork has been featured on the cover of Reader’s Digest, in illustrations for text books, and in calendars for General Motors.
Neil Broadfoot passed away in July, 2020 following a brief illness.
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