Profile - Peter Blake

Dartmoor landscapes in watercolour by West Devon artist

Original paintings, prints and cards.


Peter was born in Hampshire, brought up in Guildford and Farnham in Surrey, before working in various locations in Surrey, Hereford and Worcestershire. After moving to the South West it felt like coming home as both my wife and I had family connections to Devon as well as having enjoyed countless holidays in the area.

Both my parents used to paint and sketch so I have always been encouraged to do so as well. After dabbling in oils and acrylics I settled into the challenge of watercolours but was a bit of a lazy painter and only doing it on holiday – mainly due to the pressure of work and family life. Now with more time I am a member of two local art groups and paint on a more regular basis. I am primarily interested in pure watercolours but occasionally use pen and wash if it suits the scene. Living in South West Devon, on the edge of Dartmoor, means I can tap into an endless supply of beautiful locations for my Dartmoor landscape paintings and Dartmoor bridges.


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