Peter Tinkler biography
As far back as I can remember I've always wanted to create images. I was educated in Ireland, studied illustration and animation in Wolverhampton, and now live and work in Birmingham.
My work is predominantly traditional, with an emphasis on technique rather than style (although how you define style is still up for debate). I do enjoy the challenge of editorial illustration. It is an opportunity to comment on contemporary society, to share your voice with the disgruntled collective, and also to trust your artistic intuition when deadlines are tight.
I'm influenced by many avenues of art, including literature, film, and history, but if I was forced to give specific examples, I would say the imagery of Goya, the Vienna Secession, and the principles of the Pre-Raphaelites, hold particular meaning.
I've only recently joined mac tutor team, so it's still a fresh and new experience. In saying that it is a joy to teach in an environment that champions the arts. I think collaboration is important, and being surrounded by like minded people enhances your practice and this in turn feeds into the teaching process.