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 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 exhibited there as recently as May 2016.
In print his work features in Nicholas de Piro’s The International Dictionary of Artists who Painted Malta, (2002) . Featured artist in US magazine “Watercolor Artist” June 2014: Drawn to Paint by Ken Gofton pp.40-47. In November 2019 ‘Quinn in Malta’ was published by the late Peter Apap Bologna.