Peter Sutton is a British artist, trained in both England and Wales and has been living in Norway since 2001. As well as painting he also studied stained glass and works on public commissions (Britain and Norway). About 6 years ago, he took up painting again full time and seriously full on. His painting is born out of a need to address, express, suggest and narrate life around him. The experienced moments, events and scenes that he paints must have a personal resonance and tension – then the painting journey begins. This also amounts to creating tension through the mingling of narrative, suggestion and abstraction; of letting go of the subject but not the feeling, so the painting can breathe.
“It`s about lifting out the everyday. It`s about suggesting profundity and mystery in the banal. It`s about seeking affirmation in what is around me and presenting it for what it is, no answer`s required, with just a hope that the viewer is hit with a note of an everyday universal life reminder.”