Peter has worked with watercolour all his life. He hails originally from north-east England and, after taking an art and design course, he taught for some years in Cumbria before moving to Orkney in 1981, where he set up his own gallery. Ten years later, he moved to Shetland. Now retired from teaching, he continues to paint and exhibit.
He has also taken inspiration from visits to Australia, the Netherlands, Iceland and voluntary service in West Africa. Peter is currently represented by several Scottish galleries and was recently honoured with the John Busby Award, presented by the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW).