Born and educated in Hong Kong, Peter has been working as a full-time painter in Toronto , Canada since 1996. He is the founding member and former instructor at
the Hong Kong Institute of Visual Art. Peter has won numerous awards for his work in advertising
and oil paintings. A strong background in graphic design has led him to develop a style of painting that is rich in color and reveals a strong balance of form and composition.
Peter's previous work's subject matters ranged widely from traditional still-lifes
to various landscapes and figuratives. Now he paints simple houses to represent
people. It all happened suddenly saw them as friends and relatives. The houses
have small windows as eyes and without doors to signify people's need for privacy.
Two houses are characterized as lovers, with big and small houses as families and many houses as small community.
The houses are usually composed with a stage-setting design. The backdrops are sometimes dark and disturbed to suggest
turmoil in life that we have to face in order to get stronger; other times a peaceful background with graphics representing sweet memories of the "houses": squares are like picture frames
now framing memories; strokes or strips are flashes of memories;rectangular shapes represent pages of diaries; circles are positive energies generated from sweet memories of the "lovers";
the long strips of color are "time-lines" suggesting the houses have been together for a long time.
As lovers one house is shadowing --protecting-- the other as a sign of willingness to sacrifice for love. A rewarding light shines on the houses to represent a blessing for their great love and celebration of happy life!