Peter lives in North Yorkshire, he holds an MA Fine Art and has taught at various art schools, being Head of Creative Arts at Queen Elizabeth College, Darlington for about 20 years. He has exhibited widely throughout the UK and most recently at Messums, Cork Street, London.
The layered depths in these landscapes correspond to the layers of memory and association connected with the familiar places. His paintings incorporate both an experienced reality and an exploration of his feelings.
Peter works with long handled brushes flat on the floor using thin glazes of acrylic, adding sand and other materials, avoiding too obvious brush marks but accepting the accidental ways in which paint falls and dries.
The innumerable sketches of the moors that he makes on the spot become the seed-corn for his large romantic paintings, full of sensuality and power.