Peter Symonds, born 1964, has been painting captivating scenery for most of his adult life and capturing their beauty on canvas.

Symonds holds a particular adoration of Scottish mountains, and states that they are his main source of inspiration. His passion and commitment to the natural environment is one that will hold a lifelong place in his heart.

Symonds holds a particular adoration of Scottish mountains and states that they are his main source of inspiration


Peter Symonds artist Scottish landscapes wild places natural environment

Symonds thoroughly enjoys spending time outdoors, and describes himself as a Munro Bagger having climbed over 100 so far and continuing to quench his thirst for climbing. Regularly embarking on walking and camping trips alone, Symonds can spend days at a time in what he describes as ‘wild places’, which he finds aid his artistic understanding of the landscapes he captures.

Peter Symonds artist Scottish landscapes wild places natural environment
 

Symonds can spend days at a time in what he describes as ‘wild places’, which he finds aid his artistic understanding of the landscapes he captures


Working exclusively with oil on canvas, Symonds is self-taught in his medium. However, during his early career he enjoyed the guidance of wildlife artist David Shepherd, who is a fond admirer of Symonds work.


Peter Symonds artist Scottish landscapes wild places natural environment

Symonds' work is characterised by his attention to mood within the subject. The skies within his work are particularly well-observed, revealing the time and effort spent on each and every piece he produces. Symonds is a very social person despite his two great loves of painting and climbing being solitary pursuits, though he feels there is something incredibly peaceful about there being nobody for miles on his trips.

 

Symonds' work is characterised by his attention to mood within the subject.
The skies within his work are particularly well-observed


Peter Symonds artist Scottish landscapes wild places natural environment


We have Peter Symonds' latest works displayed in a mini exhibition in our Gallery. It showcases an exceptional selection of his work and is not to be missed. Peter's work can be found at:
http://www.petersymondsartist.co.uk
http://www.houseofbruar.com/peter-symonds/  
and in-store at The House of Bruar Art Gallery.