Peter Keegan is a professional artist living and working in Buckinghamshire, UK, specialising in portraiture. Trained at Cardiff School of Art and working in oils, Peter follows traditional techniques but uses them in a way to depict the people he meets in a modern and original style. His aim in portraiture is to always create a painting or drawing that reflects the subject's likeness and personality, as well as capturing those special elements which make the subject truly "them". Peter also paints and exhibits figure paintings, local landscape and floral scenes inspired by his studio surroundings at Claydon Estate.
Peter is also the director of The Courtyard Art Studio, a bespoke working art studio, based at Claydon Estate, that hosts a wide range of art courses, workshops and weekly classes, led by highly experienced and professional art tutors. Peter's painting and drawing courses all take place at the studio alongside running highly popular art demonstrations for art groups and societies across the UK. The Peter Keegan Studio & Gallery is open to the public from March to October, 11am-5pm. If you're planning on visiting the studio and gallery please be sure to contact Peter to ensure he is there.
The address of the studios is Claydon Courtyard, Claydon Estate, Middle Claydon, Bucks, MK18 2EX, website for the Estate can be found here. Information on the National Trust's Claydon House can be found here.
In 2013 Peter was awarded Artist and Illustrator's Artist of the Year 2013, People's Choice award for his portrait of 'Jonathan Mann, Leader of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales'. He now is a regular article contributor for the magazine.
In 2006 Peter came 2nd in ITV's televised portrait painting competition 'A Brush With Fame'.
Some of Peter's work can be found in public collections as part of the Public Catalogue Foundation. Please click here to visit the Public Catalogue Foundation website.