Peter Clarke, born 1934, took up painting seriously on retirement, and trained at the Lydgate Art Research Centre under Robin Child.
As an Exhibiting Member of Farnham Art Society has won The James Hockey Award for Painting The Joe Acheson Award for Watercolour & Gouache and The James Hockey Award for Drawing.
He has exhibited at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London and at The Mall Galleries, under the umbrella of the FBA, with pictures hung by The Pastel Society NEAC and the RBA.
Also exhibits with the Armed Forces Art Society at the Mall Galleries, and was elected a full member of the Society in 2006 with work Highly Commended, and in 2009 awarded The Thales (Sponsors) Prize.
As a member of Guildford Arts has exhibited at the Yvonne Arnaud exhibition in Guildford, and in 2009 he was the winner of the “Wild & Free” Open Exhibition at the Cranleigh Arts Centre, and awarded a solo exhibition at their Gallery in April 2010.
His work, represented in several private collections, is influenced by Turner and by studies of the great 20th Century Masters, from Cézanne onwards.