About Us

Apik Art Gallery

The Apik Art Gallery is a family business owned by Tara Peters and Gunnar Johnsen. They are committed to developing and promoting local artists by providing a welcoming artistic environment for them to learn, showcase their work, and be part of an artistic collective.

The Apik Art Gallery is a family business owned by Gunnar Johnsen and his wife Tara Peters.  They are committed to developing and promoting local artists by providing a welcoming artistic environment for them to learn, showcase their work, and be part of an artistic collective.

Gunnar Johnsen is a Professional Engineer, and works in the Oil and Gas industry as a Director with ConocoPhillips Canada. He holds a Masters Degree in Engineering and is originally from Norway, but has been calling Canada home for around 20 years. “I love my job that helps ensure that we can heat our houses and provide good, reliable, and ethical energy to everyone. My interests are broad however, and Apik certainly brings another aspect into my life, and helps me with balance”

Tara Peters is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists, has her own private practise, and works in the Vivid Psychology and Wellness center in Kensington.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. Tara retrained as a psychologist in her 40’s and she has always known this was her true calling.  “I feels honored that I am able to help people navigate through their struggles and I believe it is never too late to be what you want to be.”

Tara and Gunnar are the proud parents of Sofia and Oliver.  They have travelled to 37 countries and counting and believe their family to be “citizens of the world”.  Her passions and hobbies include travelling, cooking, and creating artwork specifically through mediums of epoxy resin and woodworking.

“Our team are inspired by all things beautiful “APIK” and committed to promoting local artists.