I studied with Alan Martin (a student of Max Meldrum) of Eltham in 1978 and have often painted in the area. I have been kindly invited to enter this exhibition as a member of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Group.
Peter Smales was born in London in 1958 and arrived in Australia in 1966. He started painting in his early teens, receiving early encouragement from the watercolourist C. Dudley Wood and the well known portrait painter, Sir William Dargie. He attended the classes of Alan Martin and Ron Crawford, both students of Max Meldrum, who gave him tuition in the “tonal realism” style of painting.
In 1983 Peter completed a Bachelor of Education at Melbourne State College, majoring in Painting. He subsequently taught painting and drawing there for three years. He returned to Europe in 1982 for a tour of the major art galleries.
Peter has held exhibitions annually since 1982, from Leveson Gallery in Carlton, Elgin Gallery, Victorian Artist Society and recently at Jenny Pihan Gallery. Drawing his inspiration from nature, his paintings are principally known for their rich colours, captured moods and impressionistic effects.
Peter holds classes from his home studio and art societies. He conducts workshops and painting demonstration including paint-out days regularly and is a member of the Twenty Melbourne Painters and the Victorian Artists Society.
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