Peter Gilbert

Since leaving school in the 60s, painting and drawing has been a constant in Peter Gilbert’s life. He believes that not continuing on to art college has benefitted him, as over the years he has had the opportunity to explore many career paths, from working in advertising agencies to being a restaurateur and night club owner; throughout all of his ventures, Peter has always found the time to keep painting, exploring and developing his own personal style.

Peter’s craft has developed alongside his lifestyle, from the precision needed as an airbrush artist and illustrator to the strong brush strokes and bold colours of his latest series of New Forest landscapes, where he resides. He considers himself very fortunate that he is able to express his artistry full time, and paints mainly contemporary landscapes of the New Forest and of the Dorset coast.

Indeed, since living in the Forest and immersing himself in its breath-taking beauty, Peter’s passion for painting the landscape has been rekindled and rejuvenated, and his enthusiasm is constantly growing. In order to capture the immediacy of the moment, Peter tends to work on site with pastels and watercolour and goes on to finish these back in his studio or uses the sketches as a reference for his larger canvases in oil or acrylic. Not only does Peter wish to capture a snapshot through his work, he also wants himself and his viewer to feel the landscape.

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