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Peter Foyle Artist

Peter is originally from Dorset and graduated from St. Martin’s in London in 1986 when he was a finalist in the prestigious ‘Readers Digest Young Illustrators Award’. After graduating, he practised as a freelance artist and illustrator until 1990 when he and his wife opened the Framework Gallery in Troon in Ayrshire.

Much of Peter’s work depicts the sparkling light of Venice and the sun-dappled cafes of Provence but he is also inspired by the Scottish Coast where they live. Cityscapes and Still Lifes are also favourite subjects. Peter shows his work in several galleries and exhibitions and has won a number of prizes including the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians Award at the Royal Glasgow Institute.

“I see my work as drawings in paint, working quickly and freely across the whole canvas. I try to convey an  impression of the atmosphere and light rather than a detailed description of the subject. In particular, I’m inspired by the way light and reflections can play across ordinary objects and familiar places, giving them a fresh beauty.”