Peter Waldron British, b. 1941

Waldron sees his work as a continuation and development of predominately Western Painting with obvious references to the major players. He desires his works to have lasting dignity, yet at the same time like life to be serious fun.

 

Born in Swindon in 1941, he returned there in 2017 for a solo exhibition at the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. After training as a mechanical engineer he attended Swindon School of Art before going on to Chelsea School of Art,  followed by a Painting Fellowship at Gloucestershire College of Art. In 1969 Richard Hamilton was instrumental in getting him his first solo show, which took place at Nottingham University. From 1967 to 1969 he was studio assistant to Patrick Caulfield. In 1975 he first visited Crete where he later, in 1989 established his Cretan studio. Since then Waldron has divided his time between studios in Hastings and Crete. The Cretan paintings made during this period are a response to the light, colour, warmth, drama and sheer magic of the Cretan landscape, language and its people.