Peter Wileman was born in Middlesex in 1946. Painting since childhood, after leaving school he worked for a card publishing company, studying lettering and design.
He then became the art editor of a number of magazines. With a natural talent for painting and considerable experience in art and design, he decided to work freelance to allow himself the freedom to develop his own work.
Peter’s style is bold and vigorous, both in the use of colour and the handling of paint, as he explores the effects of light on his subject. Seeking atmosphere through light and colour he works in varying degrees of abstraction.
His work has been shown at exhibitions of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the New English Art Club and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, of which he is now President.
Peter’s work has been recognised with various awards including the Frank Herring award in 2000 and the Cornelissen Prize in 2003 for outstanding work. In 2006 he was awarded ‘The Clerc Fowle’ gold medal for the most outstanding group of paintings. Awarded the DAS Prize at the Mall Galleries, London in 2007 for a work of distinction, Peter’s paintings can be found in private collections worldwide and have been shown on television. His views of Venice are currently in the ‘floating gallery’ on the new P&O Liner, ‘The Ventura.’