Born 1954 in Ottawa, Ontario, Peter’s first exposure to art was thru 1960’s CBC television art instructor Jon Gnagy. In due course, he graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelors degree in Mathematics. After a successful and rewarding career as a software engineer, he has since retired to paint full time.

Always a serious amateur, he has consistently developed his painting and figurative skills over the years. Part of this development was his election into both the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) and the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA).

In recent years, he has focused on plein air painting, a style that seems to suit his temperament.

I like to begin the process by simply looking and recording. But at some point I forget about the subject and begin to paint from the "mind's eye". What I end up with isn't necessarily what was before me. But, hopefully, it's interesting.