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

Living, teaching at and 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 photography, pen and ink, gold leaf, pencil, intaglio and 3D mixed media.

Artist Statement

"I don't have a genre per se, but at the heart of my work is an emotional response to and celebration of the natural world, the elements and it’s evolution. Trees, plants, landscapes, seascapes, natural structures and rock strata are a particular inspiration to me ...... in fact, all organic shapes.

I have always been intrigued and interested in the knowledge and ceremonies of Indigenous peoples and their connection with the earth, nature and the wider universe.

Shape and colour are becoming more prominent and superseding the importance of the actual subject in some aspects of my work. My drawings have always taken an abstracted form. Some areas of my photography are beginning to take on a similar form as I experiment with Intentiomal Camera Movement (ICM) & longer shutter speeds. In addition to my nature images I now enjoy searching for these shapes in urban and coastal areas, buildings, churches, machinery etc. Street Photography is a growing interest.

I feel compelled to interpret shapes, colour and ideas which form the basis of my new work. By capturing, isolating and creating an image I try to draw attention to, acknowledge and highlight it‘s beauty. My overwhelming feeling is of shape, form and purpose.

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

As my work evolves, shapes and colour are becoming more important almost regardless of the subject as I venture and experiment beyond the documentary and representational image".