About The Artist
Peter Stockton-Smith studied Art & Design at Newton Abbot College of Art and West of England College of Art-Bristol. His work is in private collections in the USA, Australia, Europe and Middle East. Canterbury City Art Gallery and Museum have purchased work for their permanent collection.
“The beach as subject matter has been an ongoing preoccupation in my work. I am originally from the South West Coast before moving to Whitstable. Although they are very different in character, I take a similar approach to both places in my paintings.The paraphernalia of the West Country seaside holiday creates interlocking shapes and patterns, which are generally based on open stretches of shoreline that constantly vary in texture, pattern and colour. How the light affects various surfaces below the horizon line is the starting point for much of my work.”