Peter Juvonen's Tribal Finnish Ryijys is a series of works inspired by Peter's native Finland home. Through rich color and geometric pattern Peter crafts a painting style uniquely paying homage to the Finnish Ryijy, dating back to the 18th century, a ryijy was often used as a prayer rug during wedding ceremonies. Utilizing designs of florals, or figures of humans, animals, or birds, Peter paints bold scenes of myths, culture, ancestry, and feelings from ancient Finland going back to the Sami people. Emphasizing the overall pursuit of livelihoods, including coastal fishing, fur trapping, sheep herding, and nomadic reindeer herding. Peter's new series is a bold statement in a modern style creating a link to the artist, ancient Finland, and future generations.

Museum Collections: 
Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA

Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA


Hyatt Hotels
Seattle Arts Commission
Seattle City Light
Swedish Hospital
Washington State Arts Commission


Body of Work:
1984-85: Abstracts (sold out)
1986-90: New Abstracts (sold out)
1990-93: Abstract Still-Life (sold out)
1994-95: Figurative (available)
1995-96: Floral (sold out)
2002-03: Credit Card Works (available)
2006-07: Monotypes (available)
2013-14: Abstract Interiors (sold out)
2014-15: Abstract Figurative (sold out)
2016-current : Finnish Ryijis (available) 

2019-current: Ice Wind Fire (available)