Peter Latchford has a deep love for the landscapes of South Shropshire.  His paintings are inspired by the subtle, shifting colours of the gorse, grass and heather; the clarity of the air; the dark and stormy skies; the folding hills and valleys; the batches, bracken and trees.  

 

Peter started as a portrait artist, and found capturing the character of the hills - from Caradoc to Stiperstones, from Novers to Black Rhadley - as powerful and compelling a challenge.  He paints predominantly in oil on canvas, working en plain air and from images captured while running and walking locally.

 

Peter has lived in the area for twenty-two years, with family connections that go back more than fifty.  He is a visiting Professor at Birmingham City University and was awarded an OBE in 2012.