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Born in 1956 at Dulwich , London. I have painted for as long as I can remember and is something that I have always felt I needed to do. My painting has brought me immence pleasure either through a sense of acheivement or socially . I am self taught and work in various mediums. Oil's , Egg Tempera , Watercolour , Pastel , and even Acrylic . The later I do not use for finished art work but have used it to gain the experience in the medium and understand how it work's for when I give advice and tuition .

The medium's I work in I feel have their own characteristic's which can be exploited for a desired effect. Watercolour's are ideal for loose , clear effect's that can be completed quickly either in or out of door's . Oil's can be manipulated for detailed or loose painting's . Egg Tempera is ideal for detailed work that is durable , ( Botticelli's painting 's have lasted for over 600 years ). I like pastel's for their immediacy and ability to be used any where with no restriction on the availability of any
vehicle - water , etc.

I am inspired by a number of artist's . J.W. Turner for his watercolour's and oil's , Andrew Whyat for his Egg Tempera painting's , Rowland Hilder for his loose atmospheric watercolours, Degas for his pastel's and Constable for his English landscapes .
I also like ethnic art , such as Japanese and Chinese print's, Moghul Art and Aboriginal Art.

I have had numerous painting's in exhibition's held by the Harlow Art Society . I have had a number of one man show's as well as exhibiting at the Chelsea art society annual exhibition, also I have had work accepted and short listed for the Royal Academy's annual summer show .
I have also had painting's in a number of galleries in Britian and New Zealand .
Between 1991 and 1993 I worked as a freelance artist producing work for exhibition's and commission's as well as graphic work for commercial use . I also gave demonstration's and tuition .

During this period I set up the West Essex art group as an umbrella organisation for exhibtion's such as the CRA in St. Albans . As well as have paintings in private collection's in Britain I also have painting's in Australia , New Zealand and Gibraltar.

I became interested in photography whilst in the Army when I attended a photographic course and have been hooked ever since. My interest in Digital Art as a Creative Medium is a recent addition to my artistic repetoire. I prefer to use Adobe Photoshop for the ease of use and the extensive tools available to explore the effects on a image that will help make it more interesting as a painting. As well as using Photoshop I have used Macromedia Flash to create animations.

As well as working from photographs in doors I use watercolour sketches some of which I did 20 years ago and paint out doors.
My recent string to my bow, though unrelated to art is my book of my shoe string journey in India and Sri Lanka. 'My Long Journey by Bus, Boat and Train. A Back Packers adventure in India and Sri Lanka'. This is availabale at Amazon , Apples i book store and Barnes and Noble

Copy right

The images on this website are the sole copy write of the artist and author . The images cannot be reproduced in any shape or form without the permission and consent of the artist and Author , ( Peter G. Morffew ) . If you wish to reproduced any of these images contact me by E mail , giving the title of the painting and the intended use .