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Peter Wyse

Photo of Peter WysePeter Wyse, a Sobey Art Award nominee, was born in 1970 (The Year of the Dog) in Kamloops, British Columbia. He works from his home studio in the historic village of Clayburn, 75 km east of Vancouver. Peter shares this charming space with his wife, son and labradoodle ‘Sprite’.

Peter was introduced to art at an early age through his grandfather, R.E.Walker, who schooled his grandson in the practice of painting and the discipline required by an artist. He later studied art history and fine arts at the University of British Columbia.

Four years after receiving his degree, his grandfather suggested, “Time to quit your day job!” This encouragement has led to successful solo and group exhibitions in BC, Alberta and Washington State. His work is now featured in private collections throughout the world.

“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.”

Peter Wyse’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.

ARTIST STATEMENT
“I live within a landscape filled with dogs and frogs, flora and fauna, and even a rubber duck or two. My home is both peaceful and playful. Silence is interrupted by the rhythmic message of the frogs and the howling wolves that reside next door; it is the band of musicians who I paint. The French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre believed that life must have meaning, but it is we, ourselves, who must create this meaning in our own lives. Perhaps this is why I have collected symbols like the apple, which alludes to life, or the rubber duck, who witnesses the most intimate moments of our lives, and much like the dog, plays the fool with us too.”

Click the following link to read an interview with the artist:

http://hambletongalleries.tumblr.com/post/93333310436/peter-wyse-three-amigos-8-x-16-acrylic-on

Click on this to hear an interview with Peter

http://www.unicef.ca/en/blog/interview-peter-wyse-featured-artist-unicef-canada-holiday-cards

EDUCATION
1994 BAFA, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC 1992 Langara College, Vancouver, BC
Studio lessons with Grampa Buzz, White Rock, BC
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Hambleton Gallery, Kelowna, BC
2012 Granville Fine Art, Vancouver, BC
2005 White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC
2001 Canada House, Banff, Alberta (with Bill Brownridge) 2001 Mix Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2001 Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC 2000 Deborah Worsfold Gallery, Vancouver, BC 1999 The Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, BC
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB 2017 West End Gallery, Victoria, BC
2016 Adele Campbell Gallery, whistler, BC 2015 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB 2014 White Rock gallery, White Rock, BC 2014 West End Gallery, Victoria, BC
2014 Woodlands Gallery, Winnipeg, MB 2014 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB 2013 White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC 2013 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB 2013 Granville Fine Art, Vancouver, BC 2012 West End Gallery, Victoria, BC
2012 White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC 2012 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB 2011 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB 2011 White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC 2010 Woodlands Gallery, Winnipeg, MB 2010 Granville Fine Art, Vancouver, BC 2010 West End Gallery, Edmonton, AB 2010 Canada House, Banff, AB
2009 White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC 2007 Canada House, Banff, AB
2006 Canada House, Banff, AB
2005 Canada House, Banff, AB
2004 Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC 2004 Canada House, Banff, AB
2002 Canada House, Banff, AB
2001 Canada House. Banff, AB
2000 Deborah Worsfold Gallery, Vancouver, BC 1994 Painting Show, UBC, Vancouver, BC
CREDITS
2017 UNICEF Hallmark Holiday Card
2017 BC Children’s Hospital Healing Experience Project (Ceiling Tiles)
2017 Rogers’ Chocolates Art Tins
2016 Banff Alpine Racers ‘Race Day’ commission and 25 limited edition prints 2016 UNICEF Corporate Holiday Card Program
2015 Cover Art for Duncan Milne’s novel ‘And Then They Ruined Everything’ 2013 Cover Art for Duncan Milne’s novel ‘The Death of Rock ‘n’ Roll’
2013 BOZO CUP Race Bib
2012 SUGOI Artist Series Cycling Jersey
2011 Signal Snowboards, created for prorider Chris Dufficy
2009 Wellspring Foundation Greeting Card Program
2009 Cornerstone 52 Foundation Greeting Card Program
2008 CTV News, October 26, 2008
2000 Compaq Presario Commercial
PUBLICATIONS
Anningson, Brett. ARABELLA. “Love Bounces Back.” Spring 2016.
Atkinson, Cathryn. PIQUE Newsmagazine. “Artists Galore at The Art of Winter.”
November 2015.
Alexander, Rob. Rocky Mountain Outlook. “Canada House Goes to the Bears
Saturday.” June 2012.
Ryan, Janice. Edmonton Journal. “For the Love of the Canadian
Experience.” February 2010.
King, Ingrid. Magazin’ Art, Fall Issue 2009.
Moore, Jacquie. SWERVE, Entertainment Magazine published by the Calgary Herald.
Cover and article, “The Art of the Game,” September 2007.
Pirie, Jason. Rocky Mountain Outlook. “Show timed to start with the drop of the puck.”
September 2007.
Connoly, Dayna. Summit Up. “Brownridge brings colour,” November 2001.
Parry, Malcolm. The Vancouver Sun. July 2000.
Foster, Janis. The Abbotsford News. “Life’s a beach for ‘playful’ artist,” April 1999.
The Langley Times. “Life is a Beach,” March 1999
CHARITIES
UNICEF Canada
Savary Island Land Trust
Canuck Place
SPCA
JDRF Heroes Program
SADS Foundation
Rob Bosinger Ski Training Scholarship BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
COLLECTIONS
The Bay, Calgary, AB
BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
Canuck Place, Vancouver, BC
Central City Brewing Company, Surrey, BC Don De Cotiis, Vancouver, BC
Sara Renner, Canadian Olympic Silver Medallist Beckie Scott, Canadian Olympic Gold Medallist Mosaic Homes, Vancouver, BC
Rick & Jessica Nash, NY Rangers



Peter Wyse: The Leap Peter Wyse: Just in Time for Cookies Peter Wyse: Homeward Bound
The Leap
16 x 12 in.   Acrylic on birch panel
Just in Time for Cookies
12 x 10 in.   Acrylic on birch panel
Homeward Bound
12 x 14 in.   Acrylic on board   
Peter Wyse: Across the Orchard Peter Wyse: Night Shooshing Peter Wyse: Rocket Boy
Across the Orchard
12 x 12 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic on birch panel
Night Shooshing
24 x 24 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic on board   
Rocket Boy
14 x 12 in.   Acrylic on board
Peter Wyse: Big White Night Peter Wyse: A Day I'll Remember Peter Wyse: Henrik
Big White Night
12 x 10 in.   Acrylic on board   
A Day I'll Remember
20 x 28 in.   Acrylic on board   
Henrik
16 x 16 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic on board
Peter Wyse: Big White Day Peter Wyse: Three Amigos Peter Wyse: The One
Big White Day
12 x 10 in.   Acrylic on board   
Three Amigos
8 x 16 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic on birch panel   
The One
6 x 6 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic on birch panel   
Peter Wyse: Twitterpated Peter Wyse: Off To the Rink Peter Wyse: Ice Dancers
Twitterpated
12 x 16 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic on birch panel
Off To the Rink
12 x 12 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic on birch panel
Ice Dancers
12 x 16 in.   Acrylic on birch panel
Peter Wyse: Off to the Rink Peter Wyse: Still Talking About the Goal Peter Wyse: The Bumbling Bear
Off to the Rink
10 x 12 in.   Acrylic on birch panel   
Still Talking About the Goal
10 x 12 in.   Acrylic on birch panel   
The Bumbling Bear
36 x 36 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic on board
Peter Wyse: Giovanni Peter Wyse: The Oracle Peter Wyse: The Dream
Giovanni
10 x 12 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic on birch panel
The Oracle
12 x 16 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic on birch panel
The Dream
8 x 16 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic on board   
Peter Wyse: The Moment Peter Wyse: The Fantastic Five Peter Wyse: Jack Rabbits
The Moment
16 x 16 x 1.5 in.      
The Fantastic Five
8 x 24 in.   Acrylic on birch panel
Jack Rabbits
8 x 24 in.   Acrylic on birch panel

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