Peter Lawson


Peter Lawson was born in Vernon, B.C. in 1950. His family moved to Vancouver Island shortly afterwards and settled in Victoria B.C., where Peter continued to live and work for over 50 years, before moving (30 minutes north) to Shawnigan Lake in 2003.

A graduate of the Kootenay School of Art in 1972, Peter received formal training in both commercial and fine art. Upon his return to Victoria and over a 30 year career with design studios and advertising agencies, Peter held a number of key positions in creative and client services. “I’ve always been involved in the creative process… but during those agency days it was generally to benefit other people. Now, while creating original art I’m finally able to completely satisfy my own requirements.”

Living at the lake and completely surrounded by forested land, Peter enjoys the perfect environment to work at his methodical style of painting. His technique of layering colours and altering traditional perspectives gives his work an unusual, almost “primitive” quality.

Inspired by the Impressionists, Canada’s Group of Seven and E.J. Hughes, Peter’s passion for nature is reflected through his unique, intimate glimpses of our natural world and his control of colour, light and texture. His original paintings and limited edition glicee reproductions have attracted the interest of serious collectors and continue to appeal to an ever-increasing audience.

Suzy Arbor

Kevin Arnold

Karen Bagayawa
Josefa Fritz Barham
Mark Berens
Mary-Jean Butler
Todd Clark
Kelly Corbett
Vicki English
Lisa Geddes
Victor Goertz
Lori Goldberg
Warren Goodman
Taralee Guild
Gary Haggquist
Sandra Harris
Cathy High
Jeff Holmwood
Tammie Hunter
Marilyn Hurst
Burns Jennings
Jenny Keith
Kandice Keith
Peter Lawson
Patrick Leach
Wayne Leidenfrost
Ellen Mahon
Lloyd Major
Gloria Masse

David McColm

Lori Meeboer

Bruce Muir

Christina Nick
Feral Nifty
Dianne Ostoich
Anders Petersen
Tracy Proctor
Kris Robinson
Dieter Schlatter
Peggy Stel
Lorraine Surcouf
DonnaJane Tarazona
Richard Taylor
Stephanie Taylor
Helen Utsal
Alli Van Gruen
Jenn Williamson