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Peter Watson attended Hull College of Art and Liverpool College of Art in the 1960s followed by a career in teaching firstly in Richmond and then the Scarborough area.
Initial inspiration from industrial landscapes of Yorkshire led to Peter Watson being commissioned by the Coal Board to produce a record of 14 collieries in South Yorkshire. Those paintings are now part of the National Collection at the Mining Museum, Wakefield.
Peter’s interest in sport led to a series of commissions working for football, cricket, rugby and other sporting venues. His painting of the final Hull FC rugby league match at the Boulevard, Hull feature on Sky TV’s Boots’n’All programme.
The inspiration for his current work is derived from the Yorkshire Wolds, in particular the juxtaposition of modern farming methods on the natural terrain, giving an ever changing variety of shapes, colours and patterns. This high intensity cultivation produces beautiful, almost abstract landscapes of vivid and vibrant colours such as rape, poppies and linseed but also subtle variations of ochres and earth colours to be found in ploughed and ripening wheat fields.