Peter Nixon (1956–)
Born in Lytham St.Annes Lancashire in 1956, Peter Nixon's direction in a career art was first realized as early as the age of four. At nine years old Peter visited his first museum, the Royal Academy of Art, London England. Here he would see Di Vinci's "Virgin and Child" which would have a profound effect on young Peters Artistic development.
At seventeen Peter was accepted into Blackpool's fine art academy where he was schooled in the study of the human form and the discipline of drawing that is the foundation of many of his creations today. Peter finished out his artistic education at bath Academy of Art where he extended his skill in graphical art.
The main themes of Nixon's paintings are primarily idealized and stylized figures in states of joy, exhilaration and ecstasy. They share moments of tranquil elation, feeling lighter than air, reveling in being just pure spirits - in love, dancing, listening to music in celebration of their most vivid collective memories. That time that we are truly alive, ecstatic, positive and living in the moment.
His work is extremely well received by collectors the world over in all of its forms, whether figurative, still life, or a combination of representational and abstract elements combined.
Today he is widely exhibited in cities in the United States, Europe and throughout the world.
Essays by Peter Nixon
Written Exclusively for Park West Gallery