About Peter

Peter Karas is a visual artist living in London Ontario.

Summer Art Shows

Peter and I are heading to Guelph Ontario this Satuday to show our latest artwork at the “Art on the Street” June 24th.  It is a wonderful show filled with Artists that are sure to inspire you!

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“Poppies in the garden”, 18″x18″, by Corinne Garlick

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“Snowy village”, 12″x36″, by Peter Karas

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“Hill House”, 30″x60″, by Peter KarasDSC_2929

“Along the Water’s Edge”, 36″x48″, By Corinne Garlick

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“Summer Evening”, 12″x24″, Peter KarasDSC_2924

“Along the Path”, 16″x16″, By Corinne Garlick

The London Artists Studio Tour

Spring has sprung and the London Studio Tour is coming shortly!  Even though Peter and I have had our busiest winter yet we managed to make some incredible and fresh new paintings for you to look at!

Here is the Studio Tour Website so you can get the details of the tour.  http://londonstudiotour.ca/

You will not want to miss this weekend (April 20, 21, and 22).  Steve Sawchuk will be there playing Classical guitar, some treats and drinks, and a house/studio filled with art.  There are also 35 other artists to check out and get inspired by.  This is the biggest Studio Tour London has had.

Here are just a few of our newest pieces of art for you to get a sneak peak at.  Thanks for having a look and we hope to see you at our home and studio!

There Are five images of Peter’s and five of mine (Corinne), all orginal oils paintings and will be showing at the tour:

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Two new paintings……and a sketch.

DSC_2742 DSC_2743I have been busy painting lately – lots of small snow scenes of houses at night, these are some small panel pieces (above). Also sketches (below) for commission paintings as well. Corinne has completed her mural at the greenhouse complex (Eco-Learning Center) – we’ll post some pics of that shortly  – the mural turned out great. More soon…..

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Construction Sketches

Here are those sketches for the proposed construction themed painting.

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I remembered that I had painted one of these buildings before, for another client. Just for fun, here are two sketches and the finished painting that I did of the Hayman Apartments from 2010. (These buildings are at the corner of Queen and Wellington here in London Ontario.)

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Art Studio Show and Sale 2016

Every third weekend of November Peter and I open our home and studio to the public.  It is turning out to be an exciting year with lots of new pieces that will be filling the walls.  Along with  music by Steve Sawchuk (classical guitar), hot tea from the the Tea Haus, and a guest artisan Christina Tischler who makes beautiful stamped jewelry.  It will be an event you will not want to miss!  So mark your calendars and come out and enjoy the experience.

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New Art by Corinne Garlick

 

blog17 “Squirrel”, 12″x12″, Original Oil Painting, By Corinne Garlick, $225.00blog3“Speed Bike”, 8″x10″, Original Oil Painting,by Corinne Garlick, $120.00blog20“Mount Royal”, 24″x48″, Original Oil Painting, by Corinne Garlick, $990.00blog15“Sunflowers”, 12″x24″, Original Oil Painting, by Corinne Garlick, $390.00blog14“Bee and Butterfly Garden”, 12″x24″, Original Oil Painting, by Corinne Garlick, $390.00blog1“Black Bike”, 8″x10″, Original Oil Painting, by Corinne Garlick, $120.00blog5“Morning light at the Pinery”, 18″x24″, Original Oil Painting, by Corinne Garlick, $550.00

Paintings by Peter Karas

Fall is a great time of year for us to get painting in the studio.  We are getting ready for our Annual Open House Show in November.  Here are a few pieces that I have already made for the show – stay tuned for more in the coming weeks.

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“Night Winds”, 30″x30″, 875-dsc_2543

“Upwards”, 12″x24″, 390$

dsc_2549“Highview”, 12″x24″, 390$

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“Hillside Night”, 16″x20″, 390$

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“Colours of Life”, 24″x30″, 725$dsc_2534

“Pathways”, 24″x48″, 990$

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“House Stack”, 11″x14″, 195$

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“Lakeside”, 12″x16″, 225$

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“Field Tree”, 24″x36″, 550-

 

 

Mural work!

We had a wonderful chance to paint the largest we have ever painted!  Pathways, a non-profit that helps people gain new skills to get back into the work world, bought a new building that needed a little splash of colour…… and they thought of us!  It took months to organize it all because it takes lots of people (the community and our family) to make something like this go well. Dulux donated all the paint and supplies, volunteers came out to help paint the first layer, and Cleanworks did all the clean up of the wall and anti grafitti coating. The results are wonderful!

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Here’s the original watercolour mock-up that was selected to become the mural.

 

 

blogmural1 blogmural3 It took us a day to lay it out, with string lines, and light blue paint – we wanted the drawing to be easy to follow for the next step.

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During this next phase, we had a group of really nice volunteers come and help us block in the basic colours and shapes. Our kids helped too – that’s Ivy up on the scaffold.

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As the mural progressed Corinne and I took over and did a few days of hard painting in the sun. It’s a hot little parking lot!

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Here’s some of the folks that helped us make this a reality – Dave and Josh from Dulux /PPG, and Christine from Pathways. Thanks for all your help!

And here’s a couple of shots of how it all looked once it was complete –

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If you’d like to see the mural – it’s at 195 Horton Street London Ontario, across from the Boy’s and Girl’s Club, near Labatt’s Brewery.