Peter is a recognized South African artist, having exhibited his work both locally and internationally. In 2000 Peter produced a series of artworks for his first solo art exhibition in Durban, South Africa. The following year, he held a sell out exhibition in Germany.
In 2009 he held a solo exhibition in Cape Town and his work is now represented by Hout Bay Gallery and Rose Korber Gallery in Cape Town.
"I love to paint or draw the human form," Peter says. "We are all spirit beings inhabiting a human form, so I try to uncover my subject's spirit and reveal more than just the surface texture of the temporary body or vehicle. Light and dark are the way we determine and perceive form, but they are also an analogy for our spiritual state. The body is such a beautiful vehicle for our soul."
He has produced the illustrations for a South African Children's Book series called Animal Adventures in Africa. The books are now published in various countries around the world. These books form the foundation of a wild life conservation and literacy program in Africa PawPrint Africa. www.pawprintafrica.com
Peter's latest work on view at www.petermatthews.art