Recent Work

Biography

From leaving school in the 60's I have always painted or drawn. I think not going to art college was for me the best route, as over the years and career changes, from advertising agencies to Restaurateur and Night Club owner I have always found the time to keep painting, exploring and developing my own style. Changing them with my own lifestyle, from the very precise skills needed as an airbrush artist and illustrator to the strong brush stokes and bold colours of my latest New Forest landscapes. I am now lucky enough to make a living as an artist, painting mainly contemporary landscapes of the New Forest or the Dorset Coast.

Now Living in the Forest my passion for painting the landscape has rekindled, rejuvenated and has if possible increased year on year. I tend to work out on site to capture the immediacy of the moment with pastels and watercolour and then using those sketches either finish them back in the studio or use them as reference for larger canvases in oil or Acrylic. Although working in the moment I try to capture more than a snapshot I want to FEEL the landscape.

Pete Gilbert