Highly acclaimed landscape artist known for his dazzling abstracted oils

Peter Wileman has always been attracted to coasts and seascapes in general, as he loves the sense of infinity and endless searching that they give her. The subject of his next work will usually come to Peter when he is out by the sea, feeling at one with the nature and its elements, and at this time he knows what direction the composition will take. Back in his studio the painting begins to take shape in reality, and he aims to recreate both what she has seen and his own emotional response to it. Peter prefers to paint in oils as he finds that this is the medium most adaptable to changes of light and mood.


"For me, painting is as much a part of the day as eating and sleeping. In fact, it’s more important than that, more like breathing! I could not imagine a single day passing without talking about, reading about, or actually taking part in some kind of activity concerning art. Like a moth is drawn to a flame, a painter is drawn to the light, and although I have tried to express myself with painting in many different forms, mediums and styles over the years, my path has lead me inexorably, like so many others before me, to try and capture that elusive quality of light, that only a shimmering sunset, dawn of a new day, dazzling sparkle of reflection off both sea and river presents to one who is prepared to both look and see."

Selected Exhibitions
2019  Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
2018  Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
2017  Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
2016  Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
2016  Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition
2015  Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
2015  Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition
2014  Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition

Other Exhibitions
Exhibited regularly at the Mall Galleries (including ROI, RSMA, NEAC)
Lime Tree Gallery, Long Melford
Thompson's Gallery
W. H. Patterson, London
John Noott Gallery, Broadway
The Hawker Gallery, Amersham
Whittington Fine Art, Henley-on-Thames
Fine Art UK, Ledbury
Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London
Regatta Fine Art, Burnham Market
Hicks Gallery, Wimbledon
Rowley Contemporary Art, Winchester