Passion + Painting = Pete
I've been painting for over 20 years now. In that time I've learned that it is enthusiasm for painting that will get you through to your 10,000 hours. You have to do it everyday, whether you feel like it or not. There's no easy route or quick answers. It is hours and hours of hard work, soul searching, and trust in the unknown. So when I meet people who react strongly to my work, it makes it all worthwhile. That's where you come in. THANK YOU!
This website is a curated window of the art that I make. It showcases my paintings and drawings from the last few years. Please feel free to share my images and send me comments via the contact page. The smaller works are for sale and some of the larger works are available as prints (both via Paypal).
Pete Kohut is a self-taught artist currently enrolled in the Visual Arts program at the University of Victoria. Over the years his drawings and paintings (oil on canvas) have moved through a series of stylistic and theoretical explorations without ever veering away from a distinctive, highly recognizable personal aesthetic that has been, perhaps, most deeply concerned with representation of the human form.
His work has been shown in Central and Southern Vancouver Island and on the mainland in Greater Vancouver. In 2016, Kohut was a semi-finalist in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series in Vancouver, BC.
He currently lives and works in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.