Peter Layzell was born in 1962. Much influenced by his grandfather who was a ‘Sunday’ painter Peter was determined to be an artist from an early age. Peter studied fine art at Coventry and though the trend at the time was for large gestured canvases he was encouraged to work on a smaller scale, combining his interest in Flemish Renaissance painting with his natural predisposition toward detail and strong colour. His chosen medium is oil on panel.
While travelling in Northern Europe Peter has had the opportunity to admire the work of the Flemish ‘Primitives’, he is especially drawn to the exquisite polished panel paintings of Van Eyck, Dieric Bouts and Gerard David. Peter has exhibited with Portal Gallery since 1998.
1981 – 1984 Coventry Polytechnic Fine Art
1987 - Annual Exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
1990 Manchester Fine Arts Academy. Britain’s Painters 1990, Westminster Gallery
Christmas Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.
1992 – 1995 Art ’92, ‘93 Business Design Centre, London. Houldsworth Fine Art, Artist
Gillian Jason Gallery. Christmas Exhibition Neill Gallery, Southport (1993).
Art ’94. Group Exhibition James Huntington- Whiteley.
1996 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. London. James Huntington-Whiteley.
1997 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London.
1998 Joins Portal Gallery, exhibited at Art Fairs and in Group Shows. Part time 1999 Lecturer Lancaster University, Blackpool and the Fylde College.
2001 Solo Exhibition Portal Gallery.
2003 Solo Exhibition Portal Gallery
- 2004 Portal Painters Exhibition, Tanglewood, Boston,USA.
- 2005 Portal at the Edinburgh Festival.
- 2006 Solo Exhibition Portal Gallery.
- 2007 Solo Exhibition Portal Gallery
2010 BP Portrait Exihbition at the National Portrait Gallery
Peter Layzell continues to exhibit with Portal Painters at The London Art Fair, Islington,
The Affordable Art Fairs – Battersea and Hampstead and the 20/21 British Art Fair at
The Royal College of Art. Peter also undertakes commissioned portraits.