Peter Quinn is an artist who seeks subject matter both in the everyday of his own locality and in more far-flung locations. He is well known for brightly coloured watercolours of interesting buildings, boats and street scenes.
Peter graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1986, he now lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne where he divides his time between painting and teaching Art History. Peter has a doctorate from the University of Sunderland, has written on the art of the North East of England and is the current Chair of the Bewick Society. Elected an Associate of the Royal Watercolour Society in 2007 he became a full member in 2011.
His paintings have won awards including most recently the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Award at the Royal Glasgow Institute 149th Annual Show in 2010. Peter first exhibited in Malta in 1997 and had a one-person show there as recently as November 2011. He features in Nicholas de Piro’s The International Dictionary of Artists who Painted Malta, (2002) .
Recent Exhibitions include:
One Person Exhibition, Radisson Blu Resort Malta
Marking Time, Royal Watercolour Society Spring Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London.
Mini Picture Show, Bankside Gallery, London
Shenzen International Watercolor Biennial, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen City, China
The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, 152nd ANNUAL EXHIBITION, McLELLAN GALLERIES, Glasgow
Royal Watercolour Society in Malta, Auberge d'Italie, Heritage Malta, Valletta, Malta
Sunday Times Watercolour Competition Exhibition and Tour 2013 Mall Galleries, London.
RWS Autumn Exhibition, Bankside Gallery
Royal Watercolour Society Spring Exhibition Bankside Gallery and touring.
Royal Watercolour Society in Malta, (London showing)7 - 14 March 2013 Bankside Gallery
Lynn-Painter Stainers LPS Prize 2013 Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London
The Royal Glasgow Institute’s 151st Annual Exhibition, Mitchell Library, Glasgow
RWS Autumn Show at Bankside Gallery
Sunday Times Watercolour Competition Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1
Royal Watercolour Society: Picturing Britain 2012
International Prize Fabriano Watercolour 2012, Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano (Italy)
RWS Spring Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London.
2010 Royal Glasgow Institute, 149th Annual Show. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Award;
2004 Second Daler Rowney Prize, Watercolour C21, RWS Open Exhibition 2004, Bankside Gallery,London.
2001 First Daler Rowney Prize, Watercolour C21, RWS Open Exhibition 2001, Bankside Gallery,London.
1999 Best Architectural Watercolour Painting, Easel Prize at the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour.
1995 Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Armour Award.