Pete Brown NEAC aka’ Pete The Street’
How I came to do what I do now and what drives me.
Peter first came to Bath in 1986 to study an art foundation course. He went on to graduate from Manchester Polytechnic, returning to the city in 1993. Inspired by the architecture and life of the town, he has become a familiar figure painting the city’s streets and it was here he earned the nick name ‘Pete the Street’. He paints a great deal across the UK – its cities, landscapes and coastline and in particular London. However discovering new places has become more and more important and his painting has taken him further afield to India, Vietnam, Havana, USA and across Europe.
Peter prefers to work directly from the subject on site in sometimes the foulest of weathers. He works in charcoal, oil paint and pastel for which he has received numerous awards at various national exhibitions.
In 2018, he was elected President of the New English Art Club. He is a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Royal institute of Oil Painters, the Pastel Society, Bath Society of Artists and an honorary member of the Royal Society of British Artists. He paints for one-man exhibitions each year either in London or Bath and has been showing with Messum’s, London since 2004.