Born in London in 1958, Peter Howson moved to Scotland in his childhood and enrolled in the Glasgow School of Art in 1975. His tutor, mentor and friend Sandy Moffat is credited by Peter for discovering his true talent and giving him the confidence to begin his career.
Peter has built a reputation as one of his generation's most formidable figuaritve artists, his work is collected throughout the world and he was awarded an OBE in 2009. His personal struggles, often reflected or carefully concealed in each of his artworks sometimes show moments of great personal difficulty and adversity. It is reassuring to know however, that he paints for his salvation and serenity, and so he continues to produce majestic work and gain solace and peace within himself, one canvas at a time.