Paintings inspired by icons of beauty and power expressed through archetypal symbolism and the natural line.
My artistic journey began by practicing different styles. It evolved into creating fashionable illustrations of chic sex sirens for the New York commercial marketplace. Over time, my focus matured into a deeper exploration of archetypal symbolism to create unexpected hybrid forms. I called this series "The Seven Deadly Sins." after it was completed years later. In my paintings, I believe by suspending my directed thinking to activate natural instincts, unique beauty can arise through the play between my intuition and imagination, revealing an authenticity that lies beyond; an alchemy of the psyche and sanctification of the soul.
2020 DANCING COLOURS Silk Purse Gallery, West Vancouver
2012 SVA Gramercy Gallery, New York City
2012 Broadway Street Gallery, Vancouver
2011 BEAU IDEAL, Hunter Bissett Gallery, Vancouver
2008 GASOLINE ROMANCE, Canvas Gallery, Vancouver
2007 TECHNICOLOR, Ayden Gallery, Vancouver
2006 Granville Island Gallery, Vancouver
2006 Lumen Gallery, Vancouver
2003 Waterfall Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver
EVOLUTION OF AN ARTIST, Catherine Dunwoody, NUVO magazine, Vancouver
FLIP OF A COIN, Marilyn Wilson, FAMED Magazine, Vancouver
2013 New Icons of Fashion Illustration by Tony Glenville,
Lawrence King Publisher, London, UK
2012 School of Visual Arts, New York City
Born in 1969, Peter Winnett developed his love of art early on. Graduating from the NSCAD art university in Halifax in 1993, he moved to the Yaletown neighbourhood of Vancouver, Canada, with current collectors of his work in Vancouver, Toronto, New York, London, San Francisco and elsewhere.