Peter Liddle was born near Darlington and began painting in Cornwall while still living in London. He spent the years from 1965 to 1970 living in Cornwall and returns regularly to the county to paint and sculpt. While in Cornwall Peter established a lifelong friendship with eccentric adult educationalist Frank Turk, who contributed greatly to the burgeoning spirituality in Peter's work.

Liddle has shown his work at the Royal Academy summer exhibition, and has been a regular exhibitor with the NSA and Penwith Society of Arts. He has also exhibited with the Ruralists.

Peter attended the Nottingham College of Art in the late 1950s, studying drawing, art history and silversmithing. His dramatic landscapes are often woven with allegory and based on a lifetime's exploration of Britain's coasts and high places.


Painting in oil, watercolour, pastel and acrylics; sculpting in stone and wood

works and access

Galloway No. 3 (acrylic on canvas) Leicestershire County Council Art Collection

Beck Falls No. 1 (acrylic on canvas) Otter Gallery, University of Chichester


1965 Royal Academy summer exhibition

1978 Waddington Galleries, Toronto & Montreal

1966-1969 Fore Street Gallery, St Ives

1966-1967 'Cornish Artists' Arts Council Touring Exhibition



1960-1964 Midland Group

1962-1965 South London Group

1965-1970 NSA


misc further info



BBC Your Paintings;

Cumbria Life 'Art: Peter Liddle' by Chris Wadsworth (July/Aug 1992)

Cumbria Life 'A Life in Painting - The Wilderness Years' by Sue Allan (Jan/Feb 2004)

Cumbria Life 'Artist on the Edge' by Sarah Hall (Aug/Sept 2004)

Cornwall Life 'Peter Liddle Portrait' by Julia McIntosh (Feb 2012)

Nottingham Trent University Alumni Magazine by Jacqui Smith (May 2013)