‘Sky’, Water colour on paper, 7”x 9” (17.8×22.9 cm), 2012

Artist: Peter Ogrodnik

CA-LArche_London-Peter_Ogrodnik-PhotoPeter Ogrodnik is like his pictures – creative, exquisite, and unique. Like all art work at his table he too can’t be described in words. A humble but wise man, Peter is a great gift to L’Arche and a wonderful teacher.

One of the great benefits he brings to L’Arche is his ability to sing. His love for country music will be greatly shared if you attend our Potlucks, Worships, Music Club, Hootnights, etc. With his amazing ability to communicate through music Peter has built many friendships.

Other interests are trips,  rock and paper collections, and trains. Peter was raised in Sudbury and lived most of his life (for 58 years) in an institution in Orillia.  Peter came to his new home, Bethany,  on July 18th, 2008.

Currently 72, Peter lives at Bethany with Jin, Paul and Karen.

L’Arche London  (London, Ont., Canada)


  1. Manca Kastelic
    November 14, 2014

    Just a quick question from l’Arche Slovenia: Could you perhaps find out if Peter Ogrodnik’s family’s roots are Slovenian?? His name sounds very “familiar” to us and we wonder…. Congratulations too for Peter’s art!!

  2. Toinette
    November 19, 2014

    Hello Manca
    Thanks for the comments on Peter’s art.
    Peter’s roots are in Ukraine from what I know.
    Are there any Ogrosnik family in Slovenia?

    I recall my visit to Slovenia and cherish the memories, such a nice country.

    Will share the congrats to Peter for sure.


  3. Katelyn Bakelaar
    December 2, 2014

    Congratulations Peter, I think it is amazing that your art work is on display for the international day for people with disabilities. You are a great man and your painting is beautiful. It remains me of the song “Ring of Fire” which you also sing beautifully which I miss.


  4. Rosaire
    December 3, 2014

    Thank you Peter! Its beautiful…I felt like God winked at me! Well done! I love it and if you make prints I would love to have one.

  5. Kristofer Woods
    December 3, 2014

    Oh, Peter. I miss you.

    This artwork is new for you and it is amazing! I am happy to see a sun with a smile. I will share your art with all the people at L’Arche in Antigonish.
    We must update your profile too for your art – it was a while since we wrote this.

    I will see you at Christmas!

  6. Kelsey Westerhof
    December 10, 2014

    Peter! Your artwork is gorgeous! It makes me miss you a lot. I miss your dogs and the way you sing The Three Bells. Sending you lots of love and handshakes!

  7. Gail Turner
    December 12, 2014

    Peter, your gift of art is so interesting, colorful, and expressive. You are an amazing person.