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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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. 46