“I have three masters, nature, Velazquez and Rembrandt.” Goya
“I have been delighted with my portrait in oils which Peter painted a few years ago. It was commissioned as a birthday gift for me and it has attracted admiration both for the likeness and also the sheer quality of the painting. I particularly liked that he observed and thought carefully about the way I moved and talked as well as the simple physical appearance. What makes it so special is the way he has brought out the tiny mannerisms which convey personality and character.” Testimonial from Adrian Gifford.
People are always fascinating subjects. It is technically very demanding to get a good likeness, but the vocabulary of mark-making is just as important. Often it is the body language of a particular person that is more revealing rather than the details. Many of these are quick studies, others are portrait commissions and take much longer.
It is always fascinating and a privilege to get to know someone better through the process of painting them.
I am available for commission. Prices start from £350 GBP.