Peter Wyse takes great delight in the mundane, using his unique style of layering and sanding flat coats of paint to reveal how the ordinary can become extraordinary. With a playful nature and a love of country, Peter’s paintings celebrate his love of place, people, and animals.
“I live within a landscape of dog, frogs, flora and fauna, and even a rubber duck or two. My life is both peaceful and playful and this is what I paint.”
This documentary resulted from an unexpected encounter between a painter and a young filmmaker. The idea of carrying out a magnificent project came from their first exchange. Without a budget and funding, simply for the love of art, these two artists wanted to express a familiar feeling: The desire to be an artist.
He takes it all in from the perspective of a passerby. Compositions are caught on the run. Momentary scenes of which the recollection contains only the essential. They are spontaneous - not to say improvised, as Robert captures many familiar locations in Montréal. It is a free-style, remembering a place in how it once was or should be, in one's mind with a hint of mischief.