About the Artist
Peter Perlegas is a Greek American artist and portrait painter who also specializes in oil paintings. Raised in Miami Beach, Florida, Peter's talent was evident at a young age when he began painting iconography for church members at the age of 10 and won multiple awards in Art and Sculpture both regionally and State wide. He had a cover story done in the Arts and entertainment section of the Miami Herald when he was only 13 years old.
After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill beginning as a Fine Arts Major, he decided to change course and pursue a career as a Research Scientist in Molecular Genetics where he worked in researching the genetic associations of Diabetes in different patients and was published in multiple scientific journals from 2002-2009. Eventually, searching for a career in Biotech management, Peter went on to complete a Masters degree in Business Administration with a focus in entrepreneurship and management at Wake Forest University Schools of Business in Winston Salem, NC. Upon graduating in 2011, he decided to focus more on his true passion of creating art, thus putting his Science career on hold inevitably.
Peter Perlegas is also a portrait artist who paints heirloom quality oil portraits of people in all walks of life. These portraits may commemorate a special moment in the client's life or serve as a tribute to their ongoing contribution to society. By creating a hyper-realistic oil portrait Peter immortalizes the client by not only capturing the individuals image at that particular milestone in their lives but also the essence of their spirit as well. What an amazing way to pay tribute to the honor of an individual with an oil painting portrait that will last for hundreds of years to come. His realistic drawings and paintings aim to depict the power of human emotional expression.
Peter Perlegas' recent awards and recognition on social media platforms such as Instagram for his portraits and paintings attest to his proficiency, artistry and professionalism.
Creating art that has an impact on society and inspires others to pursue their creative potential has been well worth the effort. Peter's art has been distributed all over the world in the form of originals, limited edition prints and sculptures. As of November 2019, over 300 people world wide have tattooed Peter's paintings on their bodies which in itself is a accomplishment as a modern day artist.
Peter Perlegas currently resides in Winston Salem, NC
Awards & Exhibitions
2016 1st Place "Eye of the Artist" National Juried Art Exhibit Yadkinville, NC
2016 "Dimensions" National Juried Art Exhibit Winston Salem, NC
2015 "Fall for Art" National Juried Art Exhibit, Charlotte, NC
2015 "Creative Reflections" Group show, Keener Gallery. Winston Salem, NC
2015 3rd Place "Eye of the Artist" National Juried Art Exhibition, Yadkin Arts Council, NC.
2015 Spring For Art National Juried Art Exhibition Charlotte Art League Charlotte,NC
2015 3rd Place "Vistas" Juried Art Exhibition Milton Rhodes Center For the Arts Winston Salem, NC
2014 "Eye of The Artist" National Juried Show Art Exhibition Yadkinville Center For The Arts,NC
2014 "Dimensions" National Juried Art Exhibition Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts Winston Salem ,NC
2014 1st Place Spring For Art Competition Charlotte, NC Juried by Carla Hanzel
2013 2nd Place Holy Inspiration Art Competition by Memento Publishing Inc.
2013 Selection by Nick Bragg Juried Art Exhibition Womble Carslile Gallery Winston Salem,NC