Peter Hawkins

Peter Hawkins spent his childhood travelling all over the world.
The artist is inspired by the limitless capabilities of a child's imagination
Peter uses different surfaces to paint on, from old school desks, to doors or floorboards.

Peter Hawkins is a British artist who paints on found surfaces rather than canvas. Peter has produced artwork on old school desks, doors and floorboards. He enjoys the contrast between the smoothness of oil paint and rough-hewn surfaces that have been marked and weathered by time. Childhood has always been an important theme and inspiration for Peter, though much of his recent work is preoccupied with ballerinas and rodeos. We love the way Peter uses sweeping brushstrokes and dribbles of paint to achieve a sense of motion in these paintings.

Peter was born in Panama City and spent his childhood travelling the world with his parents. He never received formal art training, which is something of a surprise given his extraordinary skill.

In 2007, the artist won first prize at the inaugural Mourant Stepping Up Art Competition with his painting of ‘A Couple of Guernsey Cows’.

Selected Works

Flamenco 1 by Peter Hawkins

Flamenco 1

Paintings - 70x80 cm
Roses in Chinese Vase by Peter Hawkins

Roses in Chinese Vase

Paintings - 101x101 cm
Mother and foal by Peter Hawkins

Mother and foal

Paintings - 100x80 cm
Rase to the planits.. by Peter Hawkins

Rase to the planits..

Paintings - 60x60 cm
Ballerina 7 by Peter Hawkins

Ballerina 7

Paintings - 80x80 cm
Evening Ride by Peter Hawkins

Evening Ride

Paintings - 90x90 cm
Geisha Profile by Peter Hawkins

Geisha Profile

Paintings - 60x60 cm
Blue Mask by Peter Hawkins

Blue Mask

Paintings - 52x54 cm
What lies beneath by Peter Hawkins

What lies beneath

Paintings - 56x53 cm
Indian Headdress by Peter Hawkins

Indian Headdress

Paintings - 95x73 cm

Blue eyes

Paintings - 100x84 cm

This is a wind up..

Paintings - 94x70 cm

Dig In

Paintings - 61x61 cm

Hung out to dry

Paintings - 104x66 cm

Sugar High

Paintings - 86x124 cm

Trucks on trucks

Paintings - 80x100 cm


Paintings - 70x60 cm


Paintings - 100x100 cm

Birds of a feather

Paintings - 83x46 cm


Paintings - 100x80 cm

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