Peter Watson's photographs are graphically
conceived chronicles of light and the landscape. Based in
England, UK, he specializes in the creation of large format
and panoramic photographs. While Watson's subject matter
tends to fall into the traditionalist landscape tradition,
he has a distinct leaning towards contemporary minimalism.
His colors can be bright and vivid, as they are in his piece,
Sussex Field, but they can also be moody, as in Littondale.
For his first exhibit with galleryNOW, he is showing panoramas,
photographed using a 6X17 panoramic camera and produced
as archival pigment prints on hand made 100% cotton watercolour
This first rank photographer is the author
of two books, "Light in the Landscape - a photographer's
year" and "The Field Guide to Landscape Photography,"
published by GMC Publications.
Watson was educated at Wallasey Grammar
School and College where he graduated with a diploma in
art. In 1993 he earned a diploma in photography from the
New York Institute of Photography. Watson has exhibited
at many galleries and art centers, including the Sharp Edge
Gallery in Kendal, Cumbria and the Llanrug Arts Centre.
Watson's exhibition "Taking Waves" is opening
in April of 2005 at the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum
in Birkenhead, Merseyside.