Born in Ayrshire in 1959, Peter studied at Edinburgh College of Art in the early 1980's. He moved to Ullapool in North West Scotland in 1994 where he dedicates his life to painting. He has exhibited widely across Scotland and is a regular contributor to the annual Royal Glasgow Institute and Royal Scottish Academy exhibitions. Peter's distinct and enigmatic work provides a welcome opportunity for stillness and contemplation. His technique of combining oil, acrylic and wax on board is intensive and intricate, creating exquisite surfaces that beg closer inspection. Rough texture is created by layering paint and wax. His palette and composition are highly controlled, focused on form and subtle use of colour that convey a mood of meditative calm.