Peter Shaw studied as a teacher, where he specialised in Art as his main subject. Following his final year degree show he was awarded the Northern Bank prize for Art and Design. Since then he has been painting and exhibiting his work in galleries throughout Ireland. His work also hangs in private collections in North America, South Africa, New Zealand and England. Peter lives with his family in County Antrim where he paints from his studio.

‘My work is rooted in a sense of place, the familiar, that which I feel the most emotion towards. I work predominantly in watercolour because it is such an expressive and atmospheric medium. The more I paint a particular place the more I see within it, essentially the more my eyes are opened to the profound complexities that exist therein.
The changing colours of the seasons and the myriad shifts of light transform the most commonplace scene into pure inspiration.’

Peter Shaw