PETER WHITE (b. 1959) is a Scottish artist known for his almost geologically-textured paintings of apparently simple subjects – a head, boat, book or bowl. Peter White elevates these simple things into something more powerful. They become vessels which contain a life-force, or a memory of the life which existed in them.


White has developed his technique over many years, now using a mixture of oil, acrylic and wax to create these works which can range from very large (over 3 meters) to very small (8cm x 10cm.)

Peter White was born in Ayrshire, studied at the Edinburgh Collage of Art, and since the mid-1990s has lived and worked from the North West of Scotland.