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 hollow things into something powerful. They become vessels which contain a life-force, or a memory of the life which once 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 be monumental or the scale of personal icons.


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