Born London 1967 Peter grew up on the move around Europe and India, a beginning which instilled a love of travel and exposure to the thrill of the new, a fascination with the look, feel, colour, flavour of different places.
Creating art is a means to be free, outside the maelstrom of modern life. To focus on being creative, to gaze calmly at the world, be curious, to have fun and work with a sense of play. He's intrigued by the essence of place, a spirit or feel, and the different qualities a time and place can evoke: ... calm, memory, nostalgia, revelation, portent. Works in watercolour, acrylic, spray paint crayon, pencils and inks seek to capture a mood, a sensation, and to pass this to the viewer to provoke a response, as in an unsettling deja vu.
He continues to travel widely, around Europe, India, Russia, Japan, South America. ... Influences are Russian folk art, Italian and Dutch renaissance painting, Edwardian society portraits, Japanese woodblock prints ... and anything else Japanese.
He seeks to reclaim watercolour painting as a cutting edge, cool and edgy. ...
Art making is alternated with design work as a landscape architect and urban designer. Shaping the design of outside city spaces around the world: city plazas, parks, university campuses, roof gardens. Currently hes based in London