My Work

"I think of my work as somewhere between pop realism and contemporary still life. I paint from photographs I take myself of cultural objects that are on the one hand quite mundane yet have often taken on almost iconic status due to the power of advertising and mass media. I enjoy creating beauty out of what is seemingly ordinary and mass produced and get satisfaction from taking the painting further than the photograph goes by exaggerating certain aspects of light and shade and scale in order to achieve a convincing and believable illusion of reality.

My work has recently focussed on Iconic brands and pop art themes painted in a photo-realist style using acrylic on canvas. I specialised in pencil drawing for many years and always begin each painting with a detailed drawing.

I am inspired by photo-realist painters like Cesar Santander, Tjalf Sparnaay and Robert Townsend, alongside Pop artists like Andy Warhol."  

Testimonials

Fabulous painting, exactly what we were looking for, and its been a pleasure doing business with Pete. Top quality artwork by a very talented painter, excellent value for money, and we highly recommended checking out Pete's artwork if you're looking for a head-turner. 

Michelle Duckett, United Kingdom

We are so proud to own this incredible piece. Peter Slade is amazingly talented and the photos just do not do his paintings justice. Shipping was fast and professionally packaged. Thank you, Peter, for sharing your gift! 

Allison Milam, United States

Second piece I have purchased from Peter. Delivered quickly and packaged perfectly. Looks perfect on my wall. 

Philip Harding, United Kingdom