Born in the Manchester area in 1943, Peter Stanaway is considered a rising star in the contemporary Northern art world
His work has been widely exhibited, including at Manchester City Art Gallery, Bury, Stockport, Oldham and Salford art galleries and Liverpool Cathedral.
He attended the now-closed De La Sale teacher training college followed by Manchester University before taking up a teaching post in Salford.
His striking, graphic colour blocks and strong structural compositions were influenced by Keith Vaughan, Fernand Léger and William Roberts, but his work has a regional, Northern flavour as well
Peter Stanaway’s strong, stylised industrial scenes and landscapes show vivid evidence of his Northern roots, and much of his work depicts the area around Oldham, where until recently he taught art and ceramics at the Hilltop School. He paints mostly with acrylics on board, a medium that lends itself to his bold use of colour and structure, but he also uses oil on board. In recent years he’s become extremely collectable