Peter Wyse was born in 1970 in Kamloops, BC. He was introduced to art at an early age through his grandfather, R.E.Walker, who educated him in the practice of painting and the discipline required by an artist. Peter later studied art history and fine arts at the University of British Columbia where his love for art flourished.
Peter’s eclectic art interests range from Matisse and Rothko, to the murals of mesoamerica. These influences are evident within his spatial relationships and with his lively use of colour and line. While Peter has worked with a range of mediums, he now paints exclusively with acrylics. Insatiably curious, Peter takes great delight in the mundane, using his unique style of layering and sanding flat coats of paint to reveal how the ordinary can become extraordinary.
He currently works from his home studio in the historic village of Clayburn, BC, where he lives with his wife, son and dog.
“I live within a landscape of dogs and frogs, flora and fauna, and even a rubber duck or two. My life is both peaceful and playful and this is what I paint.”