Pete’s practise explores shape, colour and pattern found within a variety of landscapes. Marks, forms and textures are recorded producing compositions ranging in size form 20 x 28 inches to 45 x 45 inches. Pete’s paintings form a visual response to both the natural and built environment and his development of a visual vocabulary has enabled him to compose imagery that is a direct record of observation but also an abstract interpretation of what surrounds us. Pete gained a BA (hons) Degree in Fine Art from Liverpool John Moores University in 2002, followed the same year by the awarding of the Wirral Fine Art Fellowship. Practising since 2000, Pete has exhibited widely and was awarded 1st prize at national open painting competition, the ‘Sefton Open’ in 2003.
2001 – Pacific Road arts venue, Birkenhead
2002 – The Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead.
2003 – The Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead.
2003 - The View Gallery, Liverpool.
2003 – View Two Gallery, Liverpool.
2003 – The Atkinson Gallery, Southport.
2004 – The Atkinson Gallery, Southport.
2005 – The Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn.
2009 – The Gallery, Liverpool.
2014 – View Two Gallery.
In 2003 Pete was commissioned by Unilever plc to produce a triptych that is currently on permanent display at Lever House Port Sunlight Village, Wirral. Unilever’s European IT HQ. The triptych measure 12ft x 4ft and is displayed with accompanying framed preparatory drawings.
In 2003 Pete won first prize at the Sefton Open, from over 2,500 entries that year from across the UK. Pete’s painting was awarded from a final exhibited selection of 118 works of art. The judging panel, that year, included one of the lead curators at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery. As part of the prize Pete was able to hold a solo exhibition at the Atkinson Gallery in Southport in 2014.