As far back as Peter can remember, he always wanted to create images. Peter was educated in Ireland, studied illustration and animation in Wolverhampton, and now lives and works in Birmingham.
Peter's work is predominantly traditional, with an emphasis on technique rather than style (although how you define style is still up for debate!). Peter does 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.
Peter is influenced by many avenues of art, including literature, film, and history, but if he was forced to give specific examples, Peter would say the imagery of Goya, the Vienna Secession, and the principles of the Pre-Raphaelites, hold particular meaning.
Courses taught by Peter Tinkler
Introduction to Oil Painting (Spring)