Peter Foyle

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, Ayrshire.
Much of Peter’s work depicts cityscapes of Glasgow and Edinburgh, often on wet days. Scottish harbours are also a source of inspiration. Recently, Peter has taken up the challenge of capturing the unique atmosphere of Venice and also the dappled light and cafes of Provence and Italy . “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.”

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