After twenty-one years employed as a cartographic draughtsman, Peter changed career to that of a full time greeting card artist.
His first employment as an illustrator was with Carte Blanche Greetings. After three years he went to work as an artist for Hallmark.
He was there for five years before setting up his own studio to provide artworks for Simon Elvin, Nigel Quiney, Paperlink, Wishing Well Studios, Moonpig and UK Greetings.
He left the Greeting card industry in 2009 to concentrate solely on fine art painting.
He was tutored in oil painting techniques by a professional oil painter at evening classes.
Peter has been a full time professional artist since 2009.
His studio address is:
Studio 6, Second Floor, Colonnade House,
1-3 High Street, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1NZ
The main aim of his Naive oil paintings is to produce a feel good factor.
Illustrating warm summer days at the seaside is a great way to achieve this as a lot of people will have fond memories of days spent at the beach
and hopefully his paintings will remind them. A feature of his style is the crowds of people, painted in strong, bright oil colours.
Peter has now added a new style to his portfolio.
An example of this can be seen on his Fine Art gallery page under the title 'Loneliness'.
This painting was selected and exhibited by the Royal Academy of Arts for its 250th Summer Exhibition 2018.
The painting sold on the VIP night.
Another of Peter's paintings 'An Unreceptive Audience' was shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2020
Another of Peter's paintings 'Brighton Palace Pier' was shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2021
Ardington Hotel, Worthing, West Sussex (solo exhibition) 2011
Delamore House, Devon (with the ABNA) 2012
Mariners Gallery, St Ives Society of Artists, St Ives, Cornwall (with the ABNA) 2013
Crypt Gallery Exhibition, St Ives 2014
Earth, Air and Sea Exhibition, Ardington Hotel, Worthing, West Sussex 2014
Little Picture Gallery, Mousehole 2015
Selected and exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts 250th Summer Exhibition 2018
Selected and exhibited at the Hearne Gallery, Littlehampton Museum 2019
Shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2020 (An Unreceptive Audience)
Selected and exhibited at the Patchings Open Art Exhibition 2020
Selected and exhibited at the West Sussex Art Society Annual Art Exhibition, Colonnade House, Worthing 2021
(Received a Highly Commended Award during the exhibition for his painting 'Cricket Match')
Shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2021 (Brighton Palace Pier)
Selected and exhibited at the West Sussex Art Society Annual Art Exhibition, Colonnade House, Worthing 2022
(Received a Highly Commended Award during the exhibition for his painting 'An Unreceptive Audience')
Selected and exhibited at the Sussex Contemporary Art Exhibition, i360 Brighton (8-22 October) 2022
Windlesham School 1
Worthing Pier/Prom 1
New Marine Gardens
Kites at Goring
Windlesham School 2
Waterside East Preston
Brighton i360/Regency Square
Art Gallery Representation (Past and Present)
Riverside Gallery London
SOTA Gallery Oxford
Taurus Gallery Oxford