The Gunn Library Presents


“The Wonderful World of Peter Barrett
On Display: May 25, 2024 – July 20, 2024


Peter began his career as a graphic designer, working in design groups in London, Canada and Athens. It was while living in Greece that he was able to develop as an artist. He had four one-man exhibitions of abstract expressionist paintings at the the Drian Galleries in London. At the same time, his fascination in the natural world prompted him to paint detailed and accurate watercolors of fish, birds, flora and fauna. This work led to commissions from publishers of natural history books. He has illustrated over 40 books on wildlife as well as children’s books, including “The Wind in the Willows“.

Peter is a painter of his own subjects in oils, pastels and watercolors. His work has been exhibited in many galleries in London, Greece and the US. He and his wife and novelist, Susan, live in Devon near their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He continues to paint daily.

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