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1977. Exhibited paintings on railings at Green Park. Sold all and took 172 commissions with deposit’s paid from around the world.
1979. Exhibited on the railings at Green Park. Sold through Harry Farcus; an agent to Galleries in Beverly Hills, for several years.
1991. Naval Museum - Madrid – September/October, 7 Paintings Exhibited. Video issued by the Museum.
1992. NatWest Foundation Exhibition Center – Madrid 12 - 27 June.
1992. Museum Bellas Artes De Victoria - Pais Vasco – 1- 24 December. Video of the exhibition available.
1994. The Gallery Arcade Exhibition, Madrid. 1 - 30 June. Naval Events Cultural Exhibition. Sponsored by Omni Logic Telecommunication.
1999. Paintings Exhibited at the Triton Gallery, Torquay. Peter completed John Chancellors’ last painting after his death for the Triton Gallery.
2003. Paintings Exhibited at the Omell Gallery, West End, London.
2006. Mitchell Studio Gallery, Surrey.
2007 / 08. Armed Forces Art Exhibition London.
2007 / 08 / 09. Artist Riffle Exhibition at the Club House Bisley.
Artist and Marine Art Historian.
Peter was born in 1936 and spent his early career in the Army, serving with the Airborne Forces, mainly in the Middle East. In 1965 Peter settles in a village near Guildford with, and in his spare time began to develop his interest in painting with the inspiration of the Surrey countryside around him, In 1977 Peter began specialising in marine painting with occasional landscapes and with 172 private commissions on order he decided to give up his surveying career to paint full time.
The “Mary Rose Trust” and “Victory” Museum were both so impressed with Peters work that limited edition prints of major paintings, “THE MARY ROSE”, “VICTORY BREAKING THE LINE”, and “THE BATTLE of CAPE TRAFALGAR, have been produced and these, together with other reproductions of post cards, are sold at the respective museums and the Greenwich Maritime Museum.
Encouraged by Spanish collector Rafael Pedrosa living in Madrid, (an enthusiastic follower of Peters work), Peter started work in 1988 on six large oil paintings of Christopher Columbus’s famous Voyage of Discovery to the New World; the final painting was completed in May 1990. This group of paintings combine Peter’s outstanding artistic talent with historical and maritime accuracy. The six paintings are currently on loan to a Museum in Spain with an option to purchase for around one million pounds. Peter painted twelve oil paintings called the “Famous Ships of History” over a period of six years for Robert Mitchell.
My first meeting with Peter was in 1980 and the high quality of his brush work and his attention to detail impressed me. I helped Peter to develop the atmospheric quality of the sea and sky in his oil paintings. Peter must be considered one of the finest marine painters of the late 20th century.
This painting was commissioned by Robert Mitchell in 1981 and titled “A Frigate Saluting the Centurion returning from the Bombardment of Algiers”. Robert personally prepared this relined linen canvas, the theory being, if a painting support is perfectly pre-conserved before the artist paints the painting it will age slowly, more like a wood panel. A large number of Roberts pre-lined canvases where used by Peter Power, John Berry and Denby Sweeting.
|Height||13.00 inch||(33.02 cm)|
|Width||21.00 inch||(53.34 cm)|
|External Height||21.00 inch||(53.34 cm)|
|External Width||29.00 inch||(73.66 cm)|
Mitchell Studio Gallery
258 Station Road