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.

And if you click the START button below you can watch the video of the Lewes Light 'Through The Window' installation - the art of Peter Messer brought to life by Hunter Gatherer and ZeroKB....

News from the Studio

28
Sep2018
Neither Here Nor There

Neither Here Nor There

   Week 2 of' Tricks and Resolution' begins tomorrow.    This is 'Neither Here Nor There',  Egg tempera on gesso panel

23
Sep2018
Tricks and Resolution, Private View

Tricks and Resolution, Private View

Many thanks to everybody who turned out on such a horrible evening.  It was great to see you all. 

22
Sep2018
You Will Never See The Whole Design

You Will Never See The Whole Design

  You Will Never See The Whole Design.  Egg tempera. 460mm x 438mm

22
Sep2018
Trouble Sleeping

Trouble Sleeping

Trouble Sleeping.  Egg tempera.  304mm x 204mm

21
Sep2018
Shadows in the Station

Shadows in the Station

'Shadows in the Station',  egg tempera,  410mm x 305mm

21
Sep2018
Tricks and Resolution

Tricks and Resolution

 Everything is now ready.  Nineteen paintings, 15 of which are entirely new.  To be honest there were times this year when I could have happily walked away from it but old habits die hard and painting remains my first language. ...

25
Aug2018
Tricks and Resolution

Tricks and Resolution

Nearly ready for my new show 'Tricks and Resolution' at Keizer Frames later this month.  New, small(ish) paintings in this small(ish) popular venue.  Hope to see you there.

19
Aug2018
My Studio, Artwave 2018

My Studio, Artwave 2018

I've decided to take a break from Artwave this year for a variety of reasons. I'm sorry to disappoint anyone who would really like to see the studio so I will be happy to open by appointment.  If you would...

13
Dec2017
Lewes Light 'Through the Window' at Paddock Studios

Lewes Light 'Through the Window' at Paddock Studios

We will now be reprising the Lewes Light installation 'Through The Window' at Paddock Studios on Friday and Saturday! This was a very popular event in the Lewes Light Festival earlier this year, so if you missed it or would...

06
Dec2017
Peter Messer’s studio and the Stable

Peter Messer’s studio and the Stable

Peter Messer’s studio and the Stable Studio and GalleryPaddock Art Studios, Paddock Lane, Lewes BN7 1TW Friday, 15 December, 5.30 – 8.00pmSaturday, 16 December, 12.00 – 5.00pm This is the season for miraculous events in stables so please join us...

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'...

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