Peter’s professional life has included work in a variety of roles, including, Residential Care for Young People, Youth Work, Teaching & Community Education.

Living at, teaching & managing a Yoga Centre for 2.5 years + time in India aided Peter’s understanding of eastern philosophy, nature and our place within it.

Peter enjoys working with a variety of media, including pen & ink, gold leaf, pencil, intaglio, 3D mixed media & photography.

Artist Statement

"My work is an emotional response to the natural world & the elements that create & influence it’s evolution. I am attempting to share with you what I am feeling & seeing. Trees, plants, organic shapes, landscapes, seascapes, natural structures & rock strata are a particular inspiration to me.

I have always been intrigued by the knowledge & ceremonies of Indigenous peoples & their connection with the earth and the wider universe.

Shape & colour are becoming more prominent & superseding the importance of the actual subject in some aspects of my photography. My drawings have always taken an abstracted form - I have never drawn figuratively. Some areas of my photography are beginning to take on a similar abstracted form. In addition to my nature images I now enjoy photographing & searching for these shapes in urban & coastal areas, buildings, churches, machinery etc.

I am regularly presented with an abstract shape, idea, or concept which I feel compelled to capture and isolate, drawing attention to, acknowledging & highlighting it‘s beauty - this forms the basis of a new image, whatever the medium. The overwhelming feeling is of shape, form & purpose.

Above all, a celebration of the natural world.

The wilderness, beauty & isolation on the west coast of Scotland had a dramatic impact on me & was the initial impetus for starting to draw/photograph in an attempt to capture what I was feeling & seeing. This experience ‘sparked’ my emotions & has continued to be a major influence in my work.

As my work evolves, shapes & colour are becoming more important almost regardless of the subject."