Wolves and Caribou by Peter Palvik from Holman. Peter Palvik moved to Holman with his family in the mid-1960s when he was old enough to go to school. In 1978 he began receiving instruction in lithography from print shop manager John Rose, and later with visiting Winnipeg artist David Umholtz. From 1980 to 2000 he rendered 61 drawings by other artists into prints for the Holman annual collection of limited-edition prints, and in 1989 he began printing his own highly detailed drawings. His preferred technique of drawing directly on lithographic stones allows for an accurate translation of his meticulous drawings depicting naturalistic subjects and landscapes. (Winnipeg Art Gallery)
Bio Peter Palvik
Peter Palvik grew up in the Minto Inlet area. His family moved into Holman in the mid-1960s when he was old enough to go to school. His father, Albert Palvik, was active in the Co-op and community work. In 1978, Peter began receiving instruction in lithography from print shop manager John Rose, and later he worked with visiting art advisor, David Umholtz. From 1980 to 2000 he printed 61 drawings by others. In 1989, he began printing his own drawings and has created 33 to date. He is now the lithography specialist at the Holman Art Shop, printing mainly his own drawings.
Palvik’s drawings include a multitude of details, revealing his stated admiration for both the stylistic and thematic concerns of Alec Banksland and Stanley Klengenberg. Lithography, with its immediate translation of the artist’s drawn line, allows Palvik to achieve precision in his own work. He particularly enjoys depicting animals in naturalistic settings.