Peter is the former President and Fellow of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, a Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the East Anglian Group of Marine Artists and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

He has worked in the field of art and design for over forty years. Peter's style is bold and vigorous, both in the use of colour and handling of paint, as he explores the effect of light on his subject. Seeking atmosphere through light and colour, he works in varying degrees of abstraction.

Peter has won many awards for his paintings including: The Frank Herring Award in 2000, The Cornelissen & Son Award in 2003, The Clerc Fowle gold medal in 2006, The DAS Prize in 2007 and The Charles Pears Award and The Stanley Grimm Prize in 2010 and The Dartington Crystal Chalice in 2012. Peters paintings can be found in private collections worldwide and have been shown on television.

Publications include: Painting the Light in Oils DVD released in 2008 by Townhouse Films; Inspirational Oil Landscapes DVD released in 2010 by Townhouse Films and Painting Light in Oils a book published by Anova, 2011.