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Peter Collyer, Haystacks

Peter Collyer, Haystacks

Peter Collyer (born 1952)


Signed and dated in pencil (19)86

Inscribed, "op.cxxiii."

Watercolour and pencil

3 x 4¼ inches



Peter Collyer paints watercolours of shimmering intensity. His subject is the landscape of the British Isles. He describes his work as a 'pursuit of the history of the landscape, its shaping by man and nature, the working and weathering of the land'. Sometimes this can be expressed through the observation of a fleeting moment, which can also make a statement that is timeless and definitive.

Peter became well known through his paintings of the chalk downland of Wiltshire, where he lived for many years before moving in 2015 to the opposite end of England to "Answer the call of the wild". He now lives in the Teesdale village of Cotherstone, in County Durham's North Pennines.


Source: Collyer, P. , Peter Collyer. Available at: 

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