b.1967

Peter Brown

Brown first became captivated by the distinct character of urban architecture and how it affects human interaction in Bath, where he first studied in the mid-1980s on an art foundation course. After graduating from Manchester Polytechnic, he returned to the creamy-gold streets of this exquisite Georgian city, where he could be seen painting on-site whatever the weather. Never one to stay put for long however, Brown and his easel are now regularly spotted throughout London, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Paris, and even Udaipur, not to mention the coves, cliffs and shores of Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, Somerset and Brittany.

“I work entirely from life using the cities and the countryside as my subjects. I start with what tickles me, and this is likely to be a certain play of the light, weather, space and everyday life. Most of my drawings and paintings take several sittings over consecutive days and in that time I may meet police officers, dog walkers, road sweepers, residents and touri ...

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Exhibition Highlights

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 'En Route, London to Paris', Messum's, London

Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

2013 'Home and Abroad', Messum's, London

'Paintings of India', Messum's, London

2012 Messum's, London

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Recent Press

Pete the Street captures the heart of London at Messum's

Art Daily, January, 2016

Pick of the Week

Country Life, January, 2016

Hit the Road

Artists & Illustrators, February, 2014

The Artist

, November, 2013

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Collections

The National Library of Wales

The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

The Holburne Museum, Bath

The Building of Bath Museum, Bath

The Bowerman Collection

House of Fraser

The RAC Club

Howard de Walden Estate

The Target Corporation

The Drapers’ Company

Sir John Sunderland

Awards

2012 The Critics’ Choice, (New English Art Club)

2012 Runner up, Lynn Painter Stainers Prize

2011 The Critics’ Choice (New English Art Club)

Painter Stainers’ Award (New English Art Club)

2nd Prize, The RAC Centenary Exhibition

2009 The Critic’s Choice (New English Art Club)

2008 Prince of Wales Award for Portrait Drawing


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Publications

Peter Brown - 2009

Studio Publications 
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Peter Brown - 2008

Studio Publications 2008
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Spring Catalogue - 2010

Studio Publications 2010
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NEAC: Paintings Past and Present from the New English Art Club

Studio Publications 2010
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Peter Brown - India 2013

Studio Publications 2013
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Peter Brown - India (Hardback Collector’s Edition)

Studio Publications 2013
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Peter Brown 2013

Studio Publications 2013
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Peter Brown 2014

Studio Publications 2014
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Peter Brown - Paintings of London

Studio Publications 2016
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The Studio - Winter 2016

Studio Publications 2016
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Exhibition Archive

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 'En Route, London to Paris', Messum's, London

Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

2013 'Home and Abroad', Messum's, London

'Paintings of India', Messum's, London

2012 Messum's, London

2011 Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

2010 'London at Work and at Play', Messum's, London

2009 'Sun, Rain and Snow', Messum's, London

Alexander Meddowes, Edinburgh

2008 'London, Bath and More', Messum's, London

Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

2007 'London and East Devon', Messum's, London

2005 'Capital Works', Messum's, London

Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

2004 'Towpath to Embankment', Messum's, London

2003 W.H. Patterson Fine Arts, London

2002 Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

2000 Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 'Five Painters in India', The Tryon Gallery, London

1999-2010 Albany Gallery, Cardiff; Alresford Gallery, Alresford; The Arts Club, London; Champs Hill, Pulborough (courtesy of the Bowermans); Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo; Island Fine Arts, Isle of Wightl Red Rag Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold; W.H. Patterson Fine Arts, London

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Press Archive

Pete the Street captures the heart of London at Messum's

Art Daily, January, 2016

Pick of the Week

Country Life, January, 2016

Hit the Road

Artists & Illustrators, February, 2014

The Artist

, November, 2013

Artist paints riot-ravaged buildings in Tottenham

Tottenham Journal, August, 2011

Hoffen auf Gott und den Super-Cop aus Amerika

Die Welt (German language), August, 2011

Hope in God and the Super-Cop

Die Welt (English language), August, 2011

The artist at home

Bath Magazine, May, 2011

Peter Brown 'Bath between the Snows'

Art of England, April, 2011

Our man on the street

Bath Magazine, April, 2011

Pete the Street (part2)

Somerset Life, April, 2011

Pete the Street (part1)

Somerset Life, April, 2011

Pete lifts the lid on Bath in all weathers

Bath Chronicle, March, 2011

'On the Street with Pete'

Scottish Field, August, 2009

'Peter Brown'

Country and Town House, June, 2009

'Pete the Street'

Canary Wharf, April, 2009

'King of the Road'

Artists and Illustrators, February, 2009

Review

Mayfair Times, March, 2008

'Brown's World'

Artists and Illustrators, January, 2007

'The Thames in Winter'

The Artist, December, 2004

People, West Country Life

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Review

Historic House Magazine, November, -0001

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Awards Archive

2012 Runner up, Lynn Painter Stainers Prize

2011 The Critics’ Choice (New English Art Club)

Painter Stainers’ Award (New English Art Club)

2nd Prize, The RAC Centenary Exhibition

2009 The Critic’s Choice (New English Art Club)

2008 Prince of Wales Award for Portrait Drawing

2006 First Artist-in-Residence at the Savoy Hotel, London

2005 Hunting Art Prizes: the Drawing Prize

The Cross Gate Gallery Purchase Prize

2002 The Arts Club Award (New English Art Club)

2001 The Arts Club Award (Pastel Society)

Selected to be hung at the National Portrait Gallery from the 2001 RP show

2000 W.H. Patterson Memorial Award (New English Art Club)

1999 The Llewellyn Alexander Award (New English Art Club)

1998 The Bristol Fine Art Oil Painting Prize (Royal West of England Academy)

The Tom Rice Gallery Award (Pastel Society)

1997 The Saint Cuthbert’s Mill Award (Royal Society of British Artists)

1996 The Pastel Society Non-Members Award

MEMBERSHIPS

New English Art Club

Royal Society of British Artists (Honorary)

Royal Society of Portrait Painters

Royal Institute of Oil Painters

Pastel Society

Bath Society of Artists