Peter Lawton

Following retirement from the aviation industry, I have at last found the time and space to indulge my fantasy of becoming a painter.


It was triggered during a visit to Open Studios in North West Norfolk in 2011 when, by chance I discovered Martin Kinnear’s Norfolk Painting School. I enrolled for his 5-day foundation course in oil painting which taught Old Master and Impressionist techniques.

I was so inspired by the course that I bought all the equipment I would need to start painting at home and even built a studio!

Since those early days, I have attended a Level 2 City and Guilds Art and Craft course with Clare Francis Smith in Dereham and a 3-day Expressive Oils course back with Martin Kinnear again.  I have recently joined Carolyn MacArthur’s class in Whissonsett so as to continue to develop a more distinctive style.

I paint a variety of mostly scenic and figurative subjects in an impressionistic way and have built up a wide selection of framed and unframed originals, prints and greetings cards to offer.

I have exhibited in Open Studio (2015/16/17) West Acre Theatre and St Nicholas Chapel Kings Lynn.

I hope you will visit my studio and look forward to talking Art with you!






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