PETER BROWN R.O.I., R.P., P.S., P.N.E.A.C.,
Born in 1967, Peter first came to Bath to study an art foundation course being taught by David Atkinson, David Cobb & Jackie Harding. He says of these tutors ‘they were inspirational in kicking us out of the studio to work outdoors’. Following his foundation course, he studied art at Manchester Polytechnic. Whilst there Peter says ‘he decided to become a modernist’ having been discouraged by his tutors to paint in a figurative manner. Having ‘worked’ his way through this style he rediscovered the figurative art for which he is now so well known.
Returning, in 1993 to Bath, inspired by the architecture and life of the town he worked ‘en plein air’ making charcoal drawings and working in oils.
Peter paints throughout the UK – depicting its cities, landscapes and coastline, though in particular London and Bath. His painting has taken him further afield to India, Vietnam, Havana, USA and across Europe. Painting directly in front of the subject in sometimes the foulest of weathers, doing what he calls ‘see and put’.
He is a passionate member of the New English Art Club, in 2018 Peter was elected President of the Club. Peter is also a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Pastel Society, Bath Society of Artists and an honorary member of the Royal Society of British Artists.