Pete Codling

Pete is a professional artist working from his studio and gallery 'Atelier' in Castle Road Southsea. This year he won the Osanna Prize and The Bezalel Prize, for drawing, at The Chaiya Awards in London and had a major solo exhibition of his large charcoal drawings in Oxford.

Describe your approach to teaching:
He teaches drawing and sculpture as a visiting lecture and private tutor. You can see his commissioned public artwork across the UK and works on paper and canvas in private collections around the world.

What inspires your own work?
Pete's work uses traditional skills and stories to comment on contemporary issues. His large charcoal drawings bring the religious, classical and mythological themes into our everyday lives.

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