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
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
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
Left to Right: “Blue Window”,
“Bowl of Cherries” and “Yellow hammer Rose”
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