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Peter Clayton Painter and printmaker

August 24, 2012

Peter Clayton is another artist who appears very comfortable working in a variety of mediums. He enjoys visually taking the viewer to places to experience the things he sees.

From his beautiful, multilayered and painterly sunlit forests…

… to his tighter, purple-hued, church and coastal pieces.

Then off flying across wide open sweeping brush-stroked landscapes and rocky outcrops…

… to the humour of his quirky linocut characters, inspired by his travels around Norfolk, Cumbria and his family history.

Peter was born in 1959 and studied Fine Art at Preston Polytechnic in Lancaster. Since then has been showing his paintings and linocuts all across the UK. He uses a variety of media, acrylic, watercolour, charcoal and chalks to build up a layered look to his canvasses that derive from a mixture of observational drawings, memories and specific details of a place he has visited. Peter moved to Leicester in the 1980’s and alongside the artwork he also teaches part-time at the University of Leicester’s Embrace Arts Centre, the Fosse Arts Centre and at a number of other colleges and art centres in Leicester. He is a member of the LSA and you can see more of his work on the Cambridge Gallery and St Judes sites.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 25, 2012 6:01 am

    I agree about his strength with such diversity in subject/media. I think this strength comes from not hiding that he is making a stroke with a brush, yet maximizing it.

    • August 25, 2012 10:03 am

      Hi Matt, yes that’s a good point too, and it is encouraging to see an artist who paints with such confidence and in a self assured manner. Thanks for your thoughts.

    • pete clayton permalink
      August 25, 2012 2:41 pm

      Thanks Matthew. Appreciate your comments.Pete.

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