Peter Cunningham

Power in Orange

Born in Birmingham in 1951, in the industrial midlands of England. By 1963 Peter's family had moved from the city to the Staffordshire countryside. Experiencing these two contrasting environments (industrial and rural), during formative years, proved to be an influential factor in the ongoing development of his art and his choice of subject. Peter trained at Stafford College of Art and Design, and went on to do a vocational course in Fine Art Painting at the Byam Shaw School of Drawing and Painting, in London.
With his formal education behind him, Peter (with his wife Gail) set up a studio in their first home, a converted canal narrowboat.
In 1984 Peter and his family moved to Canada. He is now a Canadian citizen and lives in Ottawa, Ontario, working at his busy Bells Corners studio.
He is currently represented by galleries in Ottawa and Saint John, NB and is included in many private collections in Canada, England and the United States.



Bulleid Q1 class 0-6-0

CN Mogul

Strasburg Rail Road, Canadian National 2-6-0 Mogul

Green Arrow

Preserved Gresley V2 2-6-2 motion detail. Part of my "Wheels and Motion" series. Painted after a recent visit to NRM Shildon where the loco was on display.

Power in Orange

One of a series of North American locomotive power.

Steel in Gold & Blue

Another in my ongoing series of paintings exploring Wheels and motion. This one inspired by a Riddles 9F seen at Sherringham NNR.