Peter Davies, on his own admission, is naturally scruffy, but he produces beautifully neat images. He argues that “Art compensates for what you are not.”
He started painting in 1981, mainly plein air landscapes beginning with drawing and then applying layers of oil paint. After being inspired by master relief printmaker John Liddell, he turned his hand to linocuts and found his niche. According to Peter “the fun, pleasure and work ethic involved in linocut printmaking is immediately translated to the viewer.”
During this time, he was also a regular obituarist for the Independent newspaper and author of several art books and publications.
Peter was born in Pontypool, South Wales in 1953. He studied at the University of East Anglia from 1972 to 1976.
In 1979, he started reviewing for ‘The Arts Review’ magazine and 1987, and 1989 saw the publications of his books “Art and Poole and Dorset” as well as the much-acclaimed “A Northern School” which was expanded, revised and reprinted by Clark Art as “A Northern School Revisited” in 2015.
Since starting as a painter and linocut artist, he has had work accepted and exhibited at the RWA, Bristol, NEAC and Mall Galleries London.
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