Peter Davis is a prize-winning social realist painter, based in Manchester, who creates
contemporary portraits and urban landscapes.
'Double Tap to Like', 2022
Peter's artwork looks at our relationship
with personal technology, a series he started in 2015 to reflect the increasingly
addictive relationship we have with the tech that now dominates our lives.
Publications and Features
June 2022 - Interview on Cass Art blog on portraiture
November 2021 - Feature on manchestersfinest.com on Manchester artist to watch
October 2021 - Article on Creative Boom on Peter’s urban realist series
April 2021 - Feature on thedoublenegative.co.uk on Peter’s painting in the John Moores Painting Prize
April 2021 - Feature in J’Aime Magazine on how Peter’s paintings capture the smartphone generation
'Love Every Day', 2022
Some of his paintings depict busy streets and quiet alleyways whilst others are set
against a striking coloured background; each one, a fascinating narrative of life
today. They are all stories of our time, of people going about their everyday lives,
technology in hand.
Peter says, “I like my compositions to feel technically beautiful - there is an intentional dichotomy between my technology-centric images and my
traditional painting process.”
'Late Night Screening', 2022
Peter’s work is held in both private and public art collections and, in 2020, he was part
of the John Moores Painting Prize, a prestigious biennial award that showcases the
best in contemporary British painting. He is a founding member of the Contemporary
British Portrait Painters (CBPP) and an elected member of the Manchester Academy
of Fine Arts (MAFA).
'Lost in Hyrule', 2022