Petr Gumeniuk was born in October of 1945 in the village of Uladovka in the Vinnitsa region of the U.S.S.R. His native village is situated on the bank of the famous river, Bug. The picturesque surroundings of his homeland inspired his young heart, encouraging him to paint his early landscapes. He realized at that time that painting would be his career choice.
In 1968, after completing his military service, Gumeniuk entered Kiev Design Studio, where he took a 3-year course in general design. Enjoying the basics acquired from this school, he entered the Kharkiv Academiy of Fine Arts to improve his skills. In 1976 he graduated with a degree in interior design and easel painting.
For more than 10 years, Gumeniuk worked as a designer in the former Soviet Union. His projects included restaurants, cafes, hospitals, schools and other institutions including several cathedral restorations. He designed and made stained-glass windows, wall paintings and murals. In 1991, he started working in his own studio and has since developed into an accomplished oil painter, achieving his career goals. Gumeniuk has participated in international exhibitions in Russia, Poland, Ukraine and Germany. Beginning in 1994, when the U.S.S.R. was dissolved and the borders were opened, he sold many works of art in Europe and the United States.
Petr Gumeniuk's works of art range from European landscapes to simple still life paintings. He always uses radiant sunlight, setting a joyful mood to attract a presence of peace and the harmony of nature's creations. His works reflect the splendors of nature's commonality found everywhere throughout the world.