I have long been fascinated with painting water and nudes in water. I find the reflective properties, the movement and the distorting qualities of water provide me with a wealth of challenges. I find that although my aim is always to produce a high degree of realism in my paintings I am constantly using sequences of abstract shapes to achieve an effect.
"Peter's work has been seen around the world. In his paintings reflections of both classical and modern interpretations can be found. With superb and interesting techniques he infuses a harmony between natural realism and the painted surface creating subtle yet dramatic imagery.
Influences can be identified from many periods of art history. In particular the realism of the late nineteenth century and the photo-realism of the twentieth century."
Fine Arts graduate
My paintings from the 'Liberty' series have been successful for several years in The American Art Awards. 'Liberty I' won The American Art Awards, The Masterpiece title 2015.
2020 Best Wildlife Painting American Art Awards.
I was awarded the title 'Artist of the Year' in the UK in 2011 with 'Liberty I'.
2020 SEE THE SEA solo show UK
2018 SEE THE SEA solo show UK
2016 SEE THE SEA solo show UK
2014 2nd place Rank International Art Awards.
Selected for Apple ibook '101 images of the Animal Kingdom'.
2014, 2015 Artists and Illustrators Artist of the Year Exhibitions
2010 - 2019 South West Academy annual exhibitions (UK).
2011 Cork Street Open, London UK.
Solo show 'The Prints Collection 1991-2011' UK.
Royal West of England Open.
2006 Best Seascape Award SAA UK.
Voted Best in Show Design Centre, London (UK).
1990s Ink drawings selected for annual exhibitions of Royal Society of Marine Artists (UK)
Royal West of England Academy (UK)
Mystic Maritime Museum (USA)
1980 First one man exhibition Exeter (UK)
Paintings in the collections of Royal Navy (UK) and Royal Air Force (UK).