Pei Yang was born in Yangzhou, China in 1971. He immigrated to Montreal in 1994 to pursue his passion for visual art. He now lives in the city where he devotes his time to painting contemporary floral still lifes and urban landscapes. His style has been described as impressionist: strong decisive brushstrokes give depth to a rich palette of colour.
Pei Yang’s mastery of light and colour lures the viewer into a vibrant world. His high level of technical skill creates strong compositions, while his natural handling of paint brings Montreal’s famous sites and monuments to life.
Pei Yang began his artistic training in secondary school. He studied fine art at the Ottawa School of Art and animation at Algonquin College. Since 1989, he has exhibited his works in galleries, government buildings and international film festivals in both Canada and China. His first solo exhibition took place in Ottawa in 1996, and the artist has since won numerous awards for his work. Pei Yang also served on the board of directors of the Chinese Canadian Arts Council of Canada.