A lifelong passion for artwork
Pete has had a lifelong passion for artwork and his creative flair has led to his individual techniques for both paintings and his three dimensional work.
Success came early when he won the Brooke Bond prize for art when at school and since than has worked on a wide variety of projects incorporating many disciplines into his work.
In the eighties, he began making scale copies of buildings and ornate furniture which quickly became in demand with work going to
clients in Britain, America, Europe and Australia.
Work has been commissioned by museums and specialist retailers as well as private collectors.
His work has been displayed at such prestigious locations as The Shakespeare Trust properties and one particular highlight was a piece of work being displayed at The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.
He has been working on his necktie character paintings for the past five years. The idea of using the necktie in artwork started
when he saw an old tie knotted around a lamp post.
Many of the paintings contain humour and a social commentary and are intended to convey a particular moment in time or longed for occasion.
Pete feels the necktie lends itself to suggesting both the male and female form and can take on a lifelike pose.
He works with an impressionists approach rather than photo realism using a bright pallet and strong contrasts to create a particular atmosphere within his work.
A word of thanks
Pete says that he cannot thank enough the support of his clients, family, friends and those who have worked with him over the years. Without them he could not have achieved any of his ambitions.
In particular thanks to Caroline of The London Dollshouse Festival, Kevin and Susan and Cookie Ziemba whose support he could not have done without.
The gifted team of artisans who worked with him on the miniature houses'
- Alex, Amanda,Richard, Maria-Del-Mar, Peter, Robin and Bill.
Laura for all her help.
Janice for her support.