DescriptionOriginally from Taranaki, Peter studied science at Canterbury University, graduating in 1968 with a BSc in Pure Mathematics. He later worked in TV as a presentation and programme director for five years before becoming more involved in his art.
His work shows his fondness of free flowing painted line, the slight randomness and unpredictability of graffiti spray cans, the colour spilling over edges into other areas. This style of work also echoes the many silk screenprint editions he has produced.
His characters display a distinct individuality; they have authenticity, a sense of movement, real people in real situations. He captures fleeting expressions and fleeting interactions between people.
Not wanting to burden viewers with too much detail Peter leaves spaces for the viewer to enjoy his economy of line, the understatement evident in his work.