The experience of viewing art is strongly influenced by our own sense of time and place. The connection between art and our emotions is immutable. The value of a work becomes a function of the feeling it transmits and the clarity with which it is expressed.

Impressionistic and expressive, my art strives to capture a unique perception of land, sea, sky, and human scapes. Quintessentially Australian, they reflect the strong southern light with a distinctive and high-keyed colour palette. These works aim to expand the conventional notion of a particular scape.

The use of curved horizons, strong textural marks, layering of line and combinations of media support the often-panoramic viewpoint of much of my work. The paintings possess a sense of rhythm and intrigue that entices the viewer to join the artist beyond accepted boundaries. What we perceive is changed as our emotions alters our mood.



Shows and exhibitions are the outward expressions of my work. To share is greater than to keep one’s art to oneself. Listed here are shows past, present, and future. I look forward to sharing my artistic journey with you.

selected exhibition highlights

  • Bent Art Show, Blue Mountains 2020 / 2018 / 2016 (highly commended Painting)
  • Glebe Art Show, Glebe Library 2020 / 2019 / 2015 (2nd place people’s choice award)
  • Equinox Show, Palm House, Royal Botanic Gardens, 2007 and 2009
  • :scapes: solo show, TAP Gallery 2006
  • Outloud ’06, TAP Gallery 2006
  • Summer Solstice, Palm House, Royal Botanic Gardens, 2005
  • Michael Halder Gallery, 2005
  • Cross Art Prize, TAP Gallery 2005, 2004 and 2003
  • TAP Gallery 16th Birthday Show, 2005
  • Environmental Awards 05, TAP Gallery
  • Wynne Landscape Prize entry, AGNSW 2005
  • Outloud ’05, TAP Gallery 2005
  • Amnesty International Art Prize, TAP Gallery 2005
  • Outloud ’04, TAP Gallery 2004 – 3rd in People’s Choice
  • Group exhibition, TAP Gallery 2005 and 2004
  • Hunters Hill Art Prize, Hunters Hill 2004
  • Dobell Drawing Prize entry, AGNSW 2004
  • Blacktown Art Prize, Blacktown Art Gallery 2004
  • Group exhibition, Glebe Town Hall 1998

artistic: resume

Peter Scriven

An artist by nature and a consummate designer, Peter Scriven understands the emotional, creative process combined with the real world demands of business. A strong believer in nurturing ‘ideas into reality’ his primary aim is to create strong, visual experiences and impressionistic works that are clear and light. Join him on a journey of discovery.

Creative experience

Over 30 years in the advertising/ design industry as a senior creative, designer and art director

Illustrator/designer with Cliff Sheldrake Illustrations, Brisbane 1994-1995
Regular life drawing at the TAP Gallery and with Petros Hovaghimiani
Various workshops in drawing, multi-media and creativity
Diploma of Art majoring in graphic design from Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane 1979-1984.

Peter’s works hang in private collections and public institutions throughout Australia and in the USA, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Denmark and New Zealand.