Peter Watts is an award-winning landscape artist and a finalist in the 2021 Glover Prize.
“As a landscape artist inspired by my rural upbringing in Western and Central Victoria, I have the freedom with paint to be the author of unpredictable, dramatic and sometimes breathtaking weather events. Paint can be moved, layered or brushed to build up contrasting tones that tell a story of light and shade, landscape artistry and mystique. A moment in time - in paint.”
Born in Horsham, Victoria, Peter’s paintings are influenced by vivid cloudscapes and landscapes around the Daylesford area, interpreting the wild combinations of shades, movement and time shifts inherent in the high hills. With a distinct perspective on nature’s ferocity and beauty, Peter moves from reality to a subtle abstraction that brings his work to life.
Peter has been part of the arts community for most of his life, with more than 30 years as an award-winning creative director of his design agency, Watts Design. His design work has been exhibited world-wide including New York, London, the National Gallery of Victoria and the National Gallery of Australia. He has also been a judge for numerous prestigious design competitions worldwide.