Peter was born in Middlesbrough in 1950. He completed a foundation course at Middlesbrough College of Art and then studied illustration at the Central School of Art and Design, London.
Peters early career was as a freelance illustrator. He produced art work for many book jacket, advertising and packaging design projects and established himself as one of Europe's leading illustrators.
In 1985, Peter moved to Scotland. Since then he has become one of the best known painters of Scottish landscapes working in Scotland today. Peter's passion for Scottish landscapes is very evident. He sees himself to be an 'out and out colourist'. Inspired by art movements such as early Italian Renaissance and German Expressionism, his paintings capture the extraordinary beauty and power of the natural world. He often paints the same subject repeatedly to distil colour and form, but his paintings always communicate a strong sense of time, mood, and atmosphere.
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