Peter was born in Rochdale, December 1931, and educated at Rochdale Grammar School for boys after which he went to Rochdale Art College and Manchester College of Art which was the foundation of an artistic career that has been the main strand of his life.
Before being called for National Service, which he spent in Egypt, he joined a Design Studio in Manchester, and, on his return, worked for the Calico Printers Association.
He became a textile designer, starting in the fashion trade but then moved into furnishings, eventually completing contract work for large hotel chains both here and America.
In 1963, he embarked on a freelance career as a designer and painter, spending five years during the seventies in New York, exhibiting in major international exhibitions before retiring in 1997.
Since his retirement he has had more time to devote to his painting which he combines with his love of travel.
Light and bright colours are evident in his paintings which are beautifully bold.
Of himself, Peter says:
“I have always liked architectural work, the geometrical buildings in New York lend themselves to my form of artistic expression, but of course, I also used to do a lot of floral work during my design career. The light and space inspired me to paint when at my home in France. In the early days I used watercolour but now concentrate on oil which is the medium I prefer. I have recently sold twenty paintings to a Yorkshire Brewery and like to think that they will be enjoyed by customers as they enjoy their food and refreshment. “
Left to Right: “Blue Window”, “Bowl of Cherries” and “Yellow hammer Rose”
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