Born on the outskirts of Ottawa during the 50's, Peter showed a talent for drawing at an early age. One of his first influences was, at the age of 11, TV art instructor Jon Gnagy. In the age of black and white TV, Jon was a pioneer, instructing a generation in how to draw with charcoal. Apparently his kits are still being sold today.
Although tempted by a career in art, Peter choose instead to attend the University of Waterloo, graduating with a degree in mathematics. During his career as a software engineer, Peter continued his interest in art, became a typical "sunday painter", taking classes and workshops during weekends and at night. He cycled through several types of media, including pastel, watercolour, oils, and, finally acrylics.
Not having the time to dedicate to exhibiting, he chose instead to validate his work through election into various art societies. The first of these was the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) followed years later by the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC).
Once retired, Peter began to develop his skills as a professional. He gained representation in several galleries and, recently, has been elected into the Ontario Society of Artists (OAS). He is continuing to expand his following and expects to attend several art fairs and plein air events this year.