Michael Peech is a self-taught artist living in Grafton Ontario.
Working in Acrylics, Oils and various mixed mediums, Peech works to bring together light and colour in varied and unique stylings. Working primarily on canvas, Peech often subtlety adds varied elements to his paintings for texture & chroma.
After a hiatus from painting, Michael has moved from the city to bring new influences and experiences to his paintings. Country living has inspired a new palette and range of subjects for the artist to work with.
Peech’s work has been featured in exhibitions and galleries across the country, and his paintings are in private collections throughout Canada, the USA, and Europe.
"I believe we should never be putting ourselves into one forum or style. All around there is so much going on, everyone and everything is expressing themselves differently and all at once. I can’t put everything into the same box and don’t think you can paint everyone with the same brush."
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
McLaughlin Gallery Juried exhibition - Best use of Colour
Celebration of Arts, Uxbridge Juried exhibition - Honourable Mention
McLaughlin Gallery Annual Juried exhibition - Best use of Colour and Best in Show
Artist Magazine Annual Competition - “Finalist Winner” Experimental Category
Chosen exhibitor finalist Pine Ridge Arts Council
Invited exhibitor Society of Canadian Artists Group exhibition Montreal
Designed Artwork/Poster Reel Madness Film festival Victoria BC
Chosen exhibitor CHMA representing Ontario “Portrait of Anom”, Parliament Hill,
Ottawa in Canadian National Art exhibit, Mindscapes
Robert McLaughlin Gallery Annual Juried exhibition - Best use of Colour
Pine Ridge Arts Council Juried exhibition - Honourable Mention
Joseph P Carrier Gallery - chosen for advertising/poster display Connections International Art Exhibit Toronto
Chosen exhibitor Praxis Gallery - Toronto Artists Inspiration
Designed artwork/poster for Reel Madness - Film Festival in Victoria, BC
2003 - 2006
Multiple Shows & Exhibitions - Distillery District, Junction Arts Festival, Cobourg Art Festival, Uxbridge Art Exhibition, Oshawa Studio Tour, Uxbridge Studio Tour, among others
2004 Ajax Pickering News Advertiser - Profile Article
2004 Oshawa this Week, News Advertiser, Whitby This Week, Clarington This Week - recognition of awards