PETER DAVIS (b. 1953) works in the fluid medium of watercolour to create “a microcosm of the natural world.” Based in Shetland, his paintings of the far North are more mindscape than landscape, reminiscent of the economy and grace of Chinese Art. The still centre of contemplation we experience in Nature is distilled in Davis’ Art.


“Sometimes very little is needed to capture everything. In Peter Davis’ hands watercolour takes on a new power.”

Tony Davidson, Director, Kilmorack Gallery


“The two extremes of stillness and flow and the myriad activity between the two are what make watercolour, for me, the most natural medium with which to depict the extremes of the Northern landscapes. I have painted this subject for more than 35 years and it continues to provide a source of excitement and exploration.”

 Peter Davis


PETER DAVIS was born in the North of England and has migrated north since then, to Orkney in the 1980s and, after this, to Shetland. He also takes many trips throughout Scotland and abroad.