Do you ever feel like one of those people that can find art in anything? It IS all around you. This Canadian artist takes the term "street art" to a whole new level.
After becoming frustrated with the lack of bicycle lanes in Montreal, Peter Gibson decided to begin painting a few extra ones for himself. That eventually lead to other forms of environmental expression. Every artist has a connection with their work and a message to send out to others. Peter Gibson's message is to step away from the vehicle, get out and connect with your world. He believes the "car culture" is separating people from interacting and discovering the existing beauty of the environment.
Peter was arrested and charged in 2004 for 80+ counts of public mischief. His fans were at his aid and showed support for Peter's cause. His sentence was lightened and he received only a small fine & community service - which happened to be painting legal artwork! From there, the word spread and Peter is currently getting commissioned for his works of art.
Now there's a happy ending for a starving artist that is not necessarily starving any longer.