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Peter Clarke

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I studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts in the fifties and am still painting in my eighties., this was a time of traditional teaching mainly painting, architecture , sculpture, and most  of all life drawing. All this was solid grounding for my future work.

After a few years working in the graphic and printing industries I returned to fine-art during this period I went towards abstractiion,  with photography and collage then returned to more figurative work and my first interest the human form. All be it with a different perspective.

I started to exhibit  successfully in group shows at the Sutton College of Liberal Arts during the seventies, also exhibiting in the corporate sector. I went on to show work in various galleries in and around London, The Skylark Gallery, River Gallery Barnes, and The Southbank Gallery, I also took part in the exhibition “Evolution and Revolution” at The Candid Gallery Islington. I had two successful one man shows at the “Quaker Gallery” St Marins Lane  2001/2002 called “Jazz Frescos and other Things” and “On the Beach and off The Wall”.

I moved to the South of France with my wife Valerie and we opened a Studio and Gallery “Atelier Nine” In Argeles-sur-Mer. After around ten years we returned to the U.K and settled in Hastings, UK where I continue to work and exhibit.