Oil by Peter Blakesley
Peter is an established professional artist based in Devon.
He loves the challenge of painting varied subjects, from landscapes to portraiture and semi abstract pieces. He considers himself privileged to be surrounded by beautiful natural geography, and the moors and seascapes feature heavily in Peter's work. Travelling is also a great source of inspiration.
His talent is expressed mainly in Watercolours and Oils, and he enjoys how varied these mediums are and deciding which will best reflect what he wants to achieve. The effect of different brushstrokes and the use of a palette knife is often evident in his paintings, and the looseness of his work translates a mood or feeling. He relishes the challenge of working for weeks on a large oil painting as well as more instant results with smaller watercolours.
He prides himself in research and personalising his commissions, and many of his buyers are avid followers of his work, and repeat clients. He is much in demand for his pet portraits.
Peter is a leading member of the Torbay Guild of Artists and has exhibited across the South West, and has won many accolades in local exhibitions, including "Best Painting in Show", and being a finalist in the Devon Life Landscape Artist of the Year.
Other examples of his work can be found on his website, Facebook and Instagram.
Deep Waters is a reference to my hobby of open water swimming around the coast of Devon