In this year's show Peter revisits familiar themes and locations in his trademark style. Working in pastel, he captures the vibrancy and eccentricity of his subjects in a blur of movement and colour. Dancers and musicians, as usual, feature as the main characters, placed in Liverpool locations with the occasional sinister visitor. There are great stories hidden not very far beneath the surface in all of the pictures. As ever, his works show great confidence in draughtmanship composition and use of colour.
Peter has quite advanced Parkinsons just now, but has learned to harness the symptoms to his advantage ….a degree of right side failure has led to more use of the left hand and the linear shaking can be utilised especially well using pastels. This has led to looser and bolder works and the recent application of collage of his own figurative images into ‘live’ backgrounds brings a certain duality to his work
Despite the fact that Peter never went to Art School and didn't take up painting until he was forty, his skill and talent as a painter is widely recognised. In 2007, Peter won the The Alex Prowse Website Award for Pastels. The award, is given to artists whose work shows notable originality and good technical skills. He has exhibited extensivesly and sold work to Stephen Tumin and Michael Palin and has a loyal following in the northwest. He was the winner of the first Liverpool open art award held at Editions which resulted in a solo show at the gallery.
Peter is regularly exhibited at the The Mall, Whiteley's and other prestigious London galleries. This is now Peter's third solo show at Editions and promises to be as exciting as ever.