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Peter Collyer paints watercolours of shimmering intensity. His subject is the landscape of the British Isles. He describes his work as a 'pursuit of the history of the landscape, its shaping by man and nature, the working and weathering of the land'. Sometimes this can be expressed through the observation of a fleeting moment, which can also make a statement that is timeless and definitive.
Peter became well known through his paintings of the chalk downland of Wiltshire, where he lived for many years before moving in 2015 to the opposite end of England to "Answer the call of the wild". He now lives in the Teesdale village of Cotherstone, in County Durham's North Pennines.
His odyssey around Britain's surrounding seas to paint the sea areas and coastal stations of the Shipping Forecast for his first book Rain Later, Good brought him to a wider audience, with several
television appearances, numerous interviews on local radio stations and with Libby Purves on BBC Radio 4's Midweek programme.
Libby Purves writes in her
foreword to Encompassing Britain:
His fourth book is Offshore, his personal view of a selection of Britain's islands.
Born in Northampton, about as far from the sea as you can get in England, he has an Honours Degree in Fine
Art and is a Brother of the
Art Workers Guild.