An untraditional creative journey

Peter is a creative artist/producer, never afraid to experiment with mixing media, and combining traditional ways of working with a variety of technologies.

Early Creative milestones

At 16 he was busking and performing gigs in Manchester, using a mix of instruments and analogue electronic music equipment.

1990s music home production equipment
Some of the early equipment included: a Zoom Studio 1201 for realtime reverb/echo/phaser and chorus effects; the Yamaha PSR-36 keyboard, DOS-based Octamed Tracker (for programming Drum tracks, samples and other sounds); a Fender Squier Stratocaster; a Tascam 4-track cassette recorder (414 Portastudio) for final mixdowns, and Soundforge for sample editing and mastering.

When he turned 19 he had already served up five public exhibitions of artwork, including the composition and production of original soundscapes. These were played through multiple speakers which accompanied his traditional art installations of 2D and 3D media.

By 21, he was showcasing a 3D crime scene tool at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition in London. The SOCO training tool was coded whilst he was working in R&D at the Metropolitan police, during a University ‘sandwich’ year.

Whilst in Florence, Peter was chosen to work as one of only three official ‘I Madonnari’ (so-called because historically they recreated images of the Madonna). This entitled him to a licence for street painting on a brass-plated reserved space near to the Uffizi Gallery, (and next to Palazzo Vecchio)

Diverse Creative Experience

University-educated in the UK, Peter extended his experience in innovative future technologies as a university researcher and PhD-mentor. Specialisms included digital 3D-modelling, Motion Capture, and Virtual Reality technologies.

After several years, he started a short series of ‘Treople’. This consisted of the fantasy tree creatures and ‘scenes’ in pencil and digital paint.

Traditional media had beckoned him back. With strong support from Arts Council England, he moved to Florence, Italy, to study Classical Art, Anatomy and Atelier techniques.

Following an inspiring stint in Italy, Peter moved to London and worked as a freelance media producer. Work included video editing, animation, illustration, web design, and game design.

Back to Digital

Working in a range of traditional and digital mediums, Peter founded a new company in 2008. Both technical and creative staff joined the team to help complete the increasing workload. Work has mainly focussed on web design and development for both national and international clients. Curve Agency continues to be a thriving business, supporting large sites for a diverse range of organisations.

Interactive Art & Music

Peter is currently working on more traditional art projects in pencil. He is also producing new music using a range of software and hardware tools including the amazing Prophet-6 and Tempest. He is also combining art and music in interactive apps using both Unity3D and Swift (Xcode).

Future Horizons

Future personal projects include art installations in Augmented and Virtual Reality using Oculus technologies and an Omni. Peter is again using Unity3D to develop content for this exciting combination of hardware technologies.