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Peter was born in the 1950's the eldest of four boys in Southern Rhodesia, Africa, known today as Zimbabwe. As a child he received a box Brownie camera for his 10th birthday, by his uncle Dan. This was the ignition of his passion for the visual arts.
He had a penchant for jewellery design and manufacture. He received the offer of an apprenticeship from a prominent jewellery firm at age 15. Withdrawn at the insistence of his father. Refusing to return to his studies, went on to take up an apprenticeship as a Carpenter Joiner Cabinetmaker.
During his spare time Peter educated himself on the use of several mediums to create visual art. Charcoal, oils, wood carving and glass etching were the mediums of choice. Photography was a means to get reference material, he was experimenting and learning. Peter began to have some success with his oils which were of wildlife. A major department store took Peters work on consignment which helped establish him. Peter's great aunt Beth was his mentor during this period.
Peter married in the mid-seventies. He along with his wife Veronica and their two small children migrated to Australia in 1982.
The early eighties were an exciting time to be in Australia. Yet, without the social and family network enjoyed in the home country, times were tough. Jobs were hard to come by and for an extended period, there was no thought of art, only survival.
During the nineties Peter studied for a BSc (Maths & Comp) degree through external distance education. Running his own enterprise as a business acquisitions professional, his art was sporadic at best. At the turn of the century, the children had left school and were starting their own lives. He took time out to explore his latent artistic talent using clay to sculpt. His eye for detail was good. His knowledge of the medium was lacking, there were many failures and few successes. Business was hectic, time was a rare commodity so Peter's passion for visual art stalled once more.
In 2011, following several health issues, the couple disposed of their business enterprises. 2012 saw them relocated to Brisbane, closer to their grandchildren. They set about pursuing their passion for the visual arts. Veronica had reignited Peter's interest in photography.
Peter commenced studies in Graphic Art, Digital Art, Photography and Videography online. At the same time, he joined a camera club and started to enter his work in local club and inter-club competitions. In 2015, he entered some international competitions at the insistence of a friend. His photographic art achieved recognition, displayed at the 'Musee du Louvre' in Paris, France. Also published in some international books and magazines.
Peter is proactive in the art community. President of Peninsula Camera Club (Redcliffe) and Chairperson, Australian Photographic Society; Movie Division. Peter has held photographic workshops for the Redcliffe Art Society members.
Peninsula Camera Club Champion Image 2017
PSQ Tewantin Shield Champion Image 2017
PSQ Inter-club Champion 2016
GPU Silver QIDC 2016
ISF World Cup Gold 2016
FAE Documentary Collection 2015
Heaven Gallery - USA 2018
Musee du Louvre - Paris France 2015
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