Landscape Artist Peter Hill was born in Tonbridge, Kent in 1965 and is now based in Sheffield. Peter's work continues the long tradition of landscape artists in their creative ambition to capture nature's dramatic forms, gentle reflections and quixotic light.
The mountains, rocky edges, serene watersides and ever-changing skies provide an endless supply of subject matter. However, as a seasoned traveller, his sources may just as likely have imposing metropolitan themes of international origins from as far away as the USA or the Far East.
Working in oil on canvas he has developed a vibrant, contemporary style that pays homage to past masters such as Turner, and those of the impressionist movement. His technique of “washing” the raw oil paint on the canvas with white spirit gives a surprising light effect and provides the basis for his signature, free-flowing runs of form and colour combination. Spanning the two camps of realism and abstraction, surface texture combines with an energy and fluidity of execution.
“I work from memory having a vision in mind of what I want to create working directly from the tube of oil or with broad spatulas rarely using a brush, treating the oil paint almost like an adversary needing to be subdued, creating aesthetic form from chaos, thriving on the challenge of controlling the medium always with the aim of creating beauty”.
2015 AAF Battersea and Bristol