Peter Gray is an multi-award winning artist.
He was born in Zimbabwe in 1950 and sold his first artwork as a young boy at the age of 12 years old. Living near the Hwange National Park and a stone’s throw from the Matobo Hills National Park, Peter grew up with a passion for these wilderness areas that became the nurturing ground for his career as an artist.
Peter was educated at the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Fine Art. In 1973 he moved to London, England, where he set up his home and studio. For a decade, he operated a fine-art business that traded in the UK, USA and Zimbabwe out of London until he relocated to Zimbabwe to establish studios, a workshop, foundry and gallery producing and selling bronze and silver sculptures, paintings, commissioned jewelry and objet d’art.
Today, Peter lives in Cape Town, South Africa with his family and works from his studio in the Silvermine Nature Reserve. His exceptional artworks feature among collections of art enthusiasts, museums, galleries, corporations and nature lovers worldwide.
Peter’s inspiration stems from all sorts of situations. Peter states, “I find myself constantly looking for it in everything – the way someone is sitting, the way a tree has grown and is bent over from the wind, the power in the forearms or hind quarters of an animal in motion. It is whatever impacts on me at the time – its volume and weight, the way the light strikes the subject or bizarre situation. All of a sudden, I am drawn into this thing because of the energy that it is projecting at the time. It’s the energy that inspires and motivates me in my attempt to capture it on canvas or through a sculpture.”