Peter Layzell was much influenced by his grandfather who was a ‘Sunday’ painter Peter was determined to be an artist from an early age. Peter studied fine art at Coventry and though the trend at the time was for large gestured canvases he was encouraged to work on a smaller scale, combining his interest in Flemish Renaissance painting with his natural predisposition toward detail and strong colour. His chosen medium is oil on panel.
While travelling in Northern Europe Peter has had the opportunity to admire the work of the Flemish ‘Primitives’, he is especially drawn to the exquisite polished panel paintings of Van Eyck, Dieric Bouts and Gerard David. Peter has exhibited with Portal Gallery since 1998.
1981 – 1984 Coventry Polytechnic Fine Art
1987 – Annual Exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
1990 - Manchester Fine Arts Academy. Britain’s Painters
1990 - Westminster Gallery Christmas Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.
1992 – 1995 Art ’92, ‘93 Business Design Centre, London.
1993 - Christmas Exhibition Neill Gallery, Southport
1994 - Art ’94. Group Exhibition James Huntington- Whiteley.
1996 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. London. James Huntington-Whiteley.
1997 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London.
1998 - Joins Portal Gallery, exhibited at Art Fairs and in Group Shows.
2001 - Solo Exhibition Portal Gallery.
2003 - Solo Exhibition Portal Gallery
2004 - Portal Painters Exhibition, Tanglewood, Boston,USA.
2005 - Portal at the Edinburgh Festival.
2006 - Solo Exhibition Portal Gallery.
2007 - Solo Exhibition Portal Gallery
2010 - BP Portrait Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery
Peter Layzell continues to exhibit with Portal Painters at The London Art Fair in January, the Affordable Art Fair in March and the Lapada Art and Antiques Fair in September.
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