Born in Middlesbrough Peter attended grammar school before completing a foundation course at Middlesbrough College of Art. He went on to study at the Central School of Art, London from 1968-71. His work is represented in galleries across Scotland and the UK and has been exhibited in Ireland and Germany as well. His self portrait 'All Dressed up for Mam and Dad' has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London and at the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. He now lives and works in Strathdon in Aberdeenshire where he runs The Lost Gallery with his wife Jean.