Born  1962

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.




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Size: 44 x 32 cms
Type: acrylic on panel
Prices: : £3250
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