Artist Statement

I have been performing and writing music professionally for more than 40 years in venues ranging from the Kimberleys to the Sydney Opera House.

This broad repertoire I call "Baroque to Rock", which covers basically Bach to the Beatles. In recent years I have turned my attention to our rich heritage of visual art and in the same spirit have developed a painting repertoire ranging from Vermeer to Van Gogh.

Key to these processes is an understanding of style. I enjoy applying stylistic elements of the masters to Australian scenery.

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Detail from one of my Ord River paintings. To see this particular scene I had to paddle 25 km down a crocodile infested river!

In some of the paintings I use a paint I made from the actual ochre rock. Making the paint is a painstaking process, I can assure you!

Making paint from actual ochre rock.
Grinding the Kimberley ochre in my studio.

Pentecost River, the Kimberleys, painted in the style of Van Gogh by Peter Inglis.
Pentecost River, the Kimberleys, painted in the style of Van Gogh.

Pentecost River, the Kimberleys, painted in the style of Monet by Peter Inglis.
The same location painted using techniques as would have been used by Monet.

I run my own cultural academy on Sydney's North Shore where I teaches literacy in art and music. I have written and published 26 books on Art and Music.


Peter Inglis and his ensemble perform his own arrangement of "Autumn" from the Vivaldi's "Four Seasons", 1st movement.

Wedding Portraits

Preserve the precious memories of your wedding day in a hand-painted portrait by Peter Inglis.

Bridal Portrait painted by Peter Inglis - www.peteringlisart.com
Bridal Portrait painted by Peter Inglis.

Peter will work from your wedding photographs to create a unique family heirloom for you.

How about a portrait in the style of Renoir, Van Gogh, Klimt or Monet? Peter can paint many of the major styles in the western canon. He enjoys applying the styles of the masters of western art to contemporary subjects.

Detail from Renoir: 'The Boating Party', painted by Peter Inglis - www.peteringlisart.com
Detail from Renoir: 'The Boating Party', painted by Peter Inglis.

All the artworks are hand painted in Peter’s Crows Nest studio.

Detail from Klimt: 'The Kiss', painted by Peter Inglis - www.peteringlisart.com
Detail from Klimt: 'The Kiss', painted by Peter Inglis.

Drop into the studio at Shop 7/7-11 Clarke St. Crows Nest and discuss how Peter can paint a unique memento of your special day!