Peter Skerrett

I enjoy the intensity of the workshops that I’m invited to run here at the school. A group of artists can produce such an incredible body of work in just a few days. This really inspires my own practice. The energy helps me to see and notice more when I’m out and about in Cornwall to bring these observations back to the studio.

After a career as a set designer for the theatre and as an Architect, I now have my own practice as an artist in my studio at Potager Garden in Cornwall which I co-founded in 2001. Three years ago I was awarded a fellowship at the Florence Academy of Art where I learnt the sight size method of drawing which I now apply in my teaching.

Peter’s diverse approach to his personal art practice and his experience supporting other creatives makes him an exciting lead artist on the Porthmeor Programme for 2019. He also delivers a course using an experimental approach to drawing to help students discover exciting new ways to develop their own creative voice.

What our students say

Informative course, emphasising the need to work through the journey of subject to achieve a valid response and believable outcome.

Sue Jones

A real revelation! Peters comments and advice to all the students was so knowledgeable and considered. I feel really inspired by the two days. 

Annie Lewandowski

It was brilliant! We worked on series and were encouraged to discover what is emerging from the work, what is persistent. Peter was a wonderful tutor, bringing each persons individual artistic qualities out. Thank you!

Rosanna Gardner

Thank you for an exceptional course – Peter has given us four brilliantly conceived days and real individual insight and guidance. I’m very grateful and inspired and have learnt so much.

Maggie Smith

Just loved being there. A painting holiday to remember always and so worth travelling from Australia to attend.

Frances Dennis

Peter gave 110%, each of us had affirming feedback and guidance, delivered with humour!

Cressida Pryor