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Born in Yorkshire in 1944 Peter Heywood taught maths and physics for thirty years, while devoting the majority of his free time to painting.
Although in 1995 he was voted Britain's Best teacher in a national newspaper search, encouraged by a successful one man show at The Aberbach Fine Art
Gallery in London's Savile Row, Heywood made the major decision to become a full time painter.
He travelled extensively and in South Africa created a series of major landscapes. Successful exhibitions followed in Johannesburg at The Cheri de Villiers Gallery and in Cape Town at The Everard Read Gallery and The Cape Gallery. Later during a two year stay in Venice,inspired by its magnificent architecture, his work in oils and acrylics were exhibited at The Holly Snapp Gallery in Venice, at The Century Gallery in Henley-on-Thames outside London and The Paterson Gallery in Albermarle Street,London W1.
Several well received exhibitions followed in Malta and today Heywood's work can be found in many private collections around the world.
In 2011 he began spending more time in America where he developed an arresting series ,painting New York's most famouse landmarks as seen through the vast reflections of neighboring buildings. His first American exhibition took place at The Alan Barnes Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe.He has since had three more shows in the U.S.A. Firstly at The Q street gallery in Washington in Nov.2013 and The Leila Heller Gallery in New York in August 2014 and the 237 on Hudson street Gallery in 2019.
Images of Peter Heywood's recent work can be seen on www.peterheywoodart.com. Or peterheywood.tumblr.com. Contact on firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel.34733328