Country to Coast Art Exhibition

Tue 15th May 2018 to Sun 8th July 2018

Born in Beverley, local artist Peter Watson attended Hull College of Art and Liverpool College of Art in the 1960s where he experienced the legacy of the vibrant “Liverpool Scene” of  artists, poets and musicians. Then followed a period of teaching in schools around Scarborough but he continued to paint in his spare time. 

In the 1970's he was commissioned by the Coal Board to paint 14 collieries and they are now on display in the National Mining Museum in Wakefield. His interests in art and sport are represented by commissioned paintings of sporting arenas such as football stadia, cricket grounds, golf courses etc. Many of these now hang in the board rooms of these clubs.

The inspiration for his current work on display in The Carriage House at Burton Constable is derived from the Yorkshire landscape and in particular the Yorkshire Wolds and the Holderness coast.

This exhibition is included in the normal admission charges.

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