Peter MesserPeter Messer

Peter Messer is a well-known artist from Lewes, East Sussex in the United Kingdom. Peter works mainly in egg tempera on a traditional gesso ground and has exhibited in solo and group shows in the UK, US, Germany and France.

Born in 1954, Peter Messer studied Fine Art at the University of Brighton. His work is frequently exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the New English Art Club and he has been a finalist in the Hunting, Garrick Milne, Lyn Painter-Stainers and Singer and Friedlander Prize exhibitions. In 1998 he won the Sotheby's-sponsored Chichester Art Prize and in 2000 was commissioned to provide twelve paintings for the Sussex Book of Revelations, an Arts Council Millennium Project which toured Sussex libraries. In 2004 he completed a commission for the House of Lords. In 2014 he was invited to present a major solo exhibition at Schloss Tiengen in the Lewes twin town of Waldshut-Tiengen in Germany.

Peter lives and works in Lewes, East Sussex and has paintings in collections in Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Holland, Sweden and the US, as well as the UK. In 2007 he published a book “On The Way To Work. The Lewes Paintings Of Peter Messer”. He regularly gives talks about his very personal approach to painting (for an example, see Elsewhere and Otherwise, a talk filmed in 2014 during an exhibition of his work at the Hop Gallery in Lewes). In the course of this year, his work is being exhibited at several galleries, both locally in Lewes and in London.

Visit the Gallery page for some examples of Peter's work. You can also purchase prints there. 

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News from the Studio

06
Dec2017
Peter Messer’s studio and the Stable

Peter Messer’s studio and the Stable

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14
Oct2017
Lewes Light

Lewes Light

I had the great pleasure of seeing my work projected in two windows of Lewes House last night as part of the Lewes Light festival.  I couldn't be more pleased with what the team has done - a series of...

26
Aug2017
Artwave

Artwave

The second weekend of Artwave.  In addition to 'Curious, If True' at Keizer Frames and my Open Studio at Paddock Studios, I'm also showing four paintings at the marvellous Linklater on Lewes's Railway Land Nature Reserve.  'Art First - Linklater'...

13
Aug2017
Open Studio

Open Studio

My studio will also be open at weekends during Artwave. Visit https://www.artwavefestival.org for more details. It looks like a very full programme this year.  

13
Aug2017
Curious,If True

Curious,If True

As part of the Lewes and District Artwave Festival I shall be showing some new, small paintings at Keizer frames gallery. I hope you can join us.  

22
May2017
Art on a Ukelele

Art on a Ukelele

I sent off my finished ukelele today.  This will be a fascinating charity project with instruments painted by Mick Rooney, Bill Jacklin, Norman Ackroyd, David Inshaw and many others.  Do check it out online.  Here are some photographs of mine.

17
May2017
Trapping the Ball

Trapping the Ball

A new small tempera painting

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