painting of Joan Yardley Mills

Peter Clossick NEAC PPLG


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See below for artist information or to get more of a personal insight, read our interview with Peter Clossick.

Artist Statement

"Peter Clossick focuses on faces, the single figure, men and women, the nature of physical sensuousness itself. The models are still, seated or lying; their eyes cast down or even blanked out, while the composition is enlivened by the physical act of perception. His is the moving and heuristic gaze, the act of discovering of the world through the exploration of possibilities." Corinna Lotz 2016

Method of Working

"The former London Group president is a man seemingly in love with paint as both a substance and a subject. So oils are generously applied in a series of confident, purposeful strokes. Similarly, the colours are drawn from all corners of his palette, yet appear to sing in harmony and discord with one another across the course of the canvas." Steve Pill, Editor, Artist & Illustrator, 2016

Biographical Details

1978-79 University of London, Goldsmiths College
1974-78 Camberwell School of Art
1969-73 Freelance Fashion Shoe Designer
1966-69 Leicester Polytechnic
1962 Attended evening Life Classes at the Working Men's College

Other Society Memberships

London Group, Painter-Stainers Guild, Painter-Stainers Fine Art Society, Arborealist Group

Scholarships, Awards & Prizes

2016 Columbia Threadneedle runner-up prize
2008/12/16 Lynn Painter-Stainers runner-up prize
1979 London University A.T.C.
1978 BA (Hons) Fine Art
1969 Royal Society of Arts Bursary
1968 Lanctan Cup (Shoe Design)

Past Exhibitions

John Moores 17
Whitechapel Open
Art Miami
Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
Deutsche Bank
Walk Gallery with Anthony Whishaw RA
Woodlands Gallery with Anthony Eyton RA
RA Summer Exhibitions


Painting Without A Brush’  ISBN 0289800609
The London Group’ ISBN 0954523806
Colour & Texture’ ISBN 9780955551017