Peter Goodfellow

Peter Goodfellow

PETER GOODFELLOW has made his home among the Strathdon hills in Aberdeenshire but he 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 has exhibited widely and has work in numerous public and private collections.


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

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


Victoria & Albert Museum

Saatchi &Saatchi


Penguin Books

Baxter’s Foods

William Collins &Sons

Scandutch, Denmark 


National Savings

British Telecom

Quantas Airline

Scania Motors, Sweden

Grisewood & Dempsey Publisher

Bergsoe, 3, Denmark 

Peter Justenson, Denmark 

Cidel Bank, Luxembourg

Integrated Engineering Services, Aberdeen


Duncan & Todd, Aberdeen

CBC, Copenhagen

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