Peter Davis

Contemporary painter, Manchester, UK

Fresh Bites corner of Oldham and Hilton
Fresh Bites corner of Oldham and Hilton

Acrylic on board 39cm x 29cm framed £600

Wifi hotspot, Afflecks
Wifi hotspot, Afflecks

Acrylic on board 29x39cm SOLD

Chin Up R Kid, Northern Quarter
Chin Up R Kid, Northern Quarter

Acrylic on board SOLD

Invader, Faraday Street
Invader, Faraday Street

Acrylic on board SOLD

George Floyd, Stevenson Square
George Floyd, Stevenson Square

Acrylic on board SOLD

Next Stop Eccles
Next Stop Eccles

Acrylic on board 39x29cm framed £600

Dilly
Dilly

Acrylic on board 39x29cm framed £600

Haha ur weird
Haha ur weird

Acrylic on board 54 x 65cm framed £1950

Lucky for you that's what I like
Lucky for you that's what I like

Acrylic on board 54 x 65cm framed £1950

Girls like you
Girls like you

Acrylic on board 54 x 65cm framed £1950

Son of Zelda
Son of Zelda

Acrylic on board 65x55cm framed £1950

Are You There?
Are You There?

Acrylic on board 65x55cm framed £1950

The Next Chapter
The Next Chapter

Acrylic on board 55x44cm framed £1500

Lending A Hand 2
Lending A Hand 2

Acrylic on board 25.5x25.5cm framed £450

About the Artist 

Peter Davis is a prizewinning figurative painter who creates urban realist landscapes  and contemporary portraits. In 2018, he had a solo show at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery  and, in 2020, he was selected for the John Moores Painting Prize, the equivalent of receiving  an Oscar nomination in the art world. 

Peter’s realistic paintings always include someone absorbed in their personal technology. His  compositions move from busy streets to quiet alleyways, each vignette a fascinating narrative  of the life of today’s Mancunians. They are all stories of our time, of people going about their  everyday lives, technology in hand. 

Peter is an elected member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts (MAFA), the  Contemporary British Portrait Painters (CBPP) and Castlefield Gallery Associates. 

 

Solo Exhibitions  

2018 Zeitgeist - Warrington Museum & Art Gallery 

2017 Contemporary Portraiture - The Space at Cass Art, Manchester

 

Recent Group Exhibitions

2021 John Moores Painting Prize - Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 

2021 Art of the Everyday (MAFA) - Gallery Oldham 

2021 New Light Prize (touring UK galleries) 

2020 The Castlegate Prize - Castlegate House Gallery, Cumbria 

2020 Virtually Real - Norman Rea Gallery, York 

2019 Warrington Contemporary - Warrington Museum & Art Gallery 

2019 MAFA Autumn Exhibition - Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery 

2019 RBSA Portrait Prize - RBSA Gallery, Birmingham 

2019 Spotlight - Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester 

2019 PS Mirabel Painting Prize - PS Mirabel gallery, Manchester 

2019 GM Arts Prize - Bolton Museum & Art Gallery 

2019 RBSA Prize Exhibition - RBSA Gallery, Birmingham 

2019 A&I Magazine 'Artists of the Year' - Mall Galleries, London 

2018 ING Discerning Eye - Mall Galleries, London 

2018 Being allowed to look - Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester 

2018 Aesthetica Art Prize - York Art Gallery 

2018 GM Arts Prize - Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery 

2018 RBSA Prize Exhibition - RBSA Gallery, Birmingham 

Recent Awards

2021 John Moores Painting Prize – Finalist 

2020 The Castlegate Prize - Finalist 

2020 Three Counties Open - Burslem Prize

2019 SAG 99th Annual Exhibition - First Prize 2019 A&I Magazine 'Artists of the Year' - Finalist 2018 Aesthetica Art Prize - Shortlisted 

2018 GM Arts Prize - Runner Up Prize 

2018 RBSA Prize Exhibition - Third Prize 

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