Peter Davis Artist Bio
Peter is a social realist painter who creates contemporary portraiture that tells stories about his sitters. Peter says, “Being able to transform the often- overlooked elements of today’s society is something I really enjoy doing in my work. For centuries, artists have been capturing the zeitgeist – the spirit of the age – whether that was working class life during the 1800s, or everyday life in 1930s New York, like Edward Hopper did.”
He is currently working on a series of paintings that explore the subject of humanity and its relationship with personal technology. The titles of these paintings often play off the composition and give us clues to a deeper narrative.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS:
2018 - Greater Manchester Arts Prize - Runner Up 2018 - Aesthetica Art Prize - Shortlisted 2018 - RBSA Prize Exhibition - Third Prize 2018 - 'Zeitgeist' Solo Show at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery 2017 - Artists & Illustrators Magazine ‘Artist of the Year’ – Finalist 2017 - Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival - People's Choice Award 2017 - Three Counties Open – First Prize 2017 - MAFA Small Works Exhibition at The Portico 2017 - Wirral Society of Arts 8th Biennial - Third Prize 2016 – SAG 96th Annual Exhibition – First Prize for Portraiture 2016 - Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival - Runner Up 2016 - Waterside Open - Third Prize