PETER GOODFELLOW was born in Middlesbrough in 1950. He was educated at Billingham North Primary then Bede Hall Grammar School. He studied art at Middlesbrough College of Art where he took a Foundation Course from 1967 to 1968 and a Degree Course at Central School of Art, London, from 1967 to 1971.
Peter’s professional career began as a freelance illustrator, mainly in the field of book jacket, advertising and packaging design. With agents in New York, Hamburg and London he established himself as one of Europe’s leading illustrators.
He moved to Scotland in 1985 and in 1995 Peter switched careers and established himself as one of the country’s best known landscape painters. He describes himself as an 'out and out colourist' and often paints the same subject repeatedly to distil colour and form.
Over the last few years a new direction has emerged featuring portraits and the urban environment, and in some works a highly political content is beginning to evolve. His recently published book, ‘Treason of the Scholars’, is a collection of his own paintings and selected essays by a number of academics, David Starkey, Roger Scruton and Duncan MacMillan. He laments the current state of the art establishment and the betrayal of art by curators and money-men.
Peter Goodfellow speaks about his London exhibition ‘Treason of the Scholars’.
Peter Goodfellow has exhibited widely and has work in numerous public and private collections.
SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS
2014–15 Panter & Hall, London
2014 Mall Gallery, London
2013 National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
2012 National Portrait Gallery, London
2009 Geneva International Art Fair
2005–07 Duff House, Banff
2004–15 Duncan Miller, London
2002–14 Aberdeen Art Gallery
2002 The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
2000–15 AAF, London
2000–10 Glasgow International Art Fair
2000 Osborne Gallery, London
2000 Lennox Gallery, London
2000–2 Commissioned by the Hon Philip Astor to design and paint a series of art works (24) and three stained glass windows for a private chapel in Migvie, Aberdeenshire
PUBLIC and COMMERCIAL COLLECTIONS
Victoria & Albert Museum
William Collins &Sons
Scania Motors, Sweden
Grisewood & Dempsey Publisher
Bergsoe, 3, Denmark
Peter Justenson, Denmark
Cidel Bank, Luxembourg
Integrated Engineering Services, Aberdeen
Duncan & Todd, Aberdeen