Peter Francis

Peter is a self-taught artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne. He paints in various media, depending on the subject matter, but prefers pastels and acrylics. He is inspired by Newcastle and its architecture, tradition and sport, as well as the nature and history of the surrounding Northumbrian countryside He has had several solo and group exhibitions and has been selected for the pastel society exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London.

‘I enjoy painting the places I know and love and try to invoke some memories or a sense of being there in my work. I try to paint views or scenes that I have not seen other artists or photographers use but which the viewer will know and relate to.’ Peter uses acrylics for his street scenes, layering several glazes to create shadows and reflections and prefers pastels for his countryside subjects and ‘quirky’ Newcastle works. He has work in collections in South Africa, America and Blyth !