BIOGRAPHY

Peter with one some of his paintings PETER CHARLES LEOTTA is predominantly a landscape artist in the traditional realist style whose paintings attempt to capture on canvas the unique beauty and fragility of the Australian landscape.
Since 1986 Peter has been a fulltime painter and has had several successful solo and shared exhibitions as well as exhibiting at numerous art competitions including the Royal Easter Show. 

Peter has received many awards for his oil paintings, miniatures and pencil drawings including several popular vote prizes.
In 1991 Peter's paintings were part of a travelling exhibition (Portrait of Australia) which toured all state capital cities as well as some major regional cities.
As well as conducting private art classes, in 1992 Peter was asked to participate in the Country Areas Program, teaching isolated primary school children drawing and painting skills.
Peter's paintings are represented in private and corporate collections in most Australian states as well as overseas.
He lives with his wife, Carmel and two children on the remnants of his farming and grazing property, "Fenella" on the banks of picturesque Slapdash Creek 5 Km, North of historic Gulgong. 

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CURRICULUM VITAE

EXHIBITIONS

- Group

1996 - St Stanislaus College, Bathurst NSW
1995 - Selwood House, Hazelbrook NSW
(with Joan Prince and Eric Joliffe)
1994 - "Mudgee Apex Art Exhibition", Mudgee NSW
1992 - "Henry Lawson Art Exhibition", Gulgong NSW
(with Eris Flemming, Tony Mason, Keith Norris, Ross & Judy Kurtz)
1991 - "Portrait of Australia" - Touring Exhibition
1989 - "Doug Moran $10,000 Art Prize", Gulgong NSW
1988 - Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney NSW

 

  - Solo

2006 - Poets Corner Wines, Mudgee NSW
2005 - "If These Walls Could Talk", Gulgong NSW
1998 - Montrose Wines, Mudgee NSW
1997 - Montrose Wines, Mudgee NSW

 

COLLECTIONS

- Public & Corporate

Commonwealth Bank, Gulgong
Wenonah Lodge, Gulgong
Gulgong Hospital
Gulgong Public School
All Hallows School, Gulgong

 

 

- Private

Numerous private collections within Australia and overseas
(Holland, Great Britain, Denmark, New Zealand, USA, Japan)


PRIZES

 

1997 - First Prize (Drawing)
"Blackheath Rhododendron Festival" Blackheath, NSW
1990 - First Prize (Miniatures)
"Apex Club of Gulgong Arts and Crafts Exhibition"
Gulgong, NSW
1989 - Highly Commended
"Henry Lawson - Doug Moran $10,000 Art Prize"
Gulgong, NSW

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