Peter prefers to work en plein air when ever possible and does not use photography in his painting process. He believes this is how to get at the heart of the subject.
Born Glasgow 1959. Studied at The Glasgow School of Art 1976-1980. Studied film making in London from 1980- 1982. Worked at BBC, London, as Film Editor 1982-1987. Received the British Council Award as first UK Painter in Residence at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore, 1990.
From 1994- 1996 served as Advisor for Visual Arts, Scottish Arts Council. Member of Council, Cambridge Drawing Society, 1996. Elected Member of The Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 2001 and served as Vice President 2004 – 2005. Elected Artist Member of The Paisley Art Institute 2010.
Winsor & Newton Award, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, 1999.
The Cornelissen Award,The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, 2001.
William and Mary Armour Award, Paisley Arts Institute, 2008.
AB Award, Paisley Arts Institute, 2009
The Royal Society of Marine Artists.
The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours.
The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours.
Paisley Art Institute. The Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
The Cambridge Drawing Society.
The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow.
New York Expo.
Forbes Magazine Gallery, New York.
Heritage House , Bermuda, Wolfson College, Oxford University
Author of An Introduction to Painting Still Life David & Charles 2002.
Regular Contributor to 'The Artist Magazine', 'The Leisure Painter', 'International Artist', 'American Artist Magazine'
Vibrant Watercolours- Shirley Trevena, (Collins). Artist’s Colour Manual- Simon Jennings, (Collins).
Landscape in Watercolour- Theodora Philcox (ava). Still Life in Oils- Theodora Philcox (ava)
The Encyclopedia of Oil Painting Techniques- Jeremy Galton ( Quarto)