Peter tries to draw attention to that which is not always the most popular or the most obvious.Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, he has been a major presence in South African art galleries for the past fifteen years.
Starting out as a water-colourist, he soon acquired a reputation as one of the country's best, being represented by leading galleries and sought after for teaching courses and demonstrations.
He evolved from there, experimenting with mixed media and oils, constantly drawing on his foundation experience as a water-colourist to create the light and vibrant colour that has become his trademark.
Peter's frequent and extensive journeying in search of fresh, visual inspiration, are punctuated by intense spells in the studio, where he translates the images that have captivated him into emotive paintings. In each piece, he sets out to capture the essential quality that defines an area – be it the translucent light and tranquility of an African bush scene, or the raw, savage beauty of the Antarctic.
Peter is also an internationally awarded photographer who works on polar voyages as a Photographic Guide for leading adventure travel company, Aurora Expeditions.
Through his art and photography, Peter hopes to promote a greater appreciation of our unspoiled natural areas, as it is only by loving and appreciating nature that humanity will learn to value and conserve it.
“Art for me is about using colour, line and form to convey a feeling. I want someone to look at a piece and feel a stir of recognition, an unspoken memory of the way that person felt in a rare moment of oneness with nature."