Christopher Peet

Artist Statement/Biography

With a background in design, Christopher Peet turned, almost by accident, to painting. (He had graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1980 with a Honours diploma in textile design, but began to explore other areas on returning to his home in Grand Falls, Newfoundland.)The natural focus for his artwork became architecture, a subject which had fascinated him from an early age. He experimented with acrylics and oil. He then turned to watercolour, where he found the subtleties of colour and shade which best suited his subject.

Since then he has been painting full time. He has become an architectural preservationist, concentrating on the detail of buildings and how this detail reflects the area in which the structure is found. His painting classes and workshops are in great demand.

Among his artistic achievements, he had a piece selected to hang at the official residence of the Speaker of the House of Commons, which was the home of former Prime Minister William Lyon MacKenzie King.

Christopher was born in 1957 in Grand Falls. He was the first Newfoundlander to be selected for the Lester B. Pearson International College of the Pacific in Victoria. He now lives in Niagara Falls. His work is in public, private, and corporate collections, in Canada, and internationally.

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