Peter Karas has been a full-time professional artist for the past twenty years, after attaining a degree in Visual Arts from the University of Victoria. He paints street scenes and landscapes in a bold, refreshing style, with a focus on brilliant harmonious colour and strong graphic compositions.
His inspiration comes from many sources – from the old neighborhoods of London and heritage houses, to children’s books and animated films. Working primarily in oil and watercolour, he typically paints on canvas, but he also has an interest in woodworking, carving and joinery – some of his paintings incorporate low relief carving or hand built gilded wood frames that he makes onsite in his woodshop. Peter’s paintings are brimming with colour, and will enliven your home!