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Peter Luti was born and raised in Callander and can still be found living in the town. After a few seasons peeling tatties for his parents' Fish and Chip Shop, Peter headed for Dundee to study ceramics at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. Continuing his studies, Peter next went to Goldsmith's College in London, for further art tuition, before himself training as a teacher of Art and Design.
After Teacher Training, Peter taught in schools for a number of years before taking up a lectureship at Jordanhill College of Education. He then moved to St. Andrew's College as Head of Art and Design.
Peter retired as Head of Expressive Arts, Faculty of Education, University of Glasgow, to concentrate on his passion for painting, mainly in acrylics.
is one that is extremely individual, and the paintings are instantly
distinguishable as Peter's work. People recognise a naive simplicity to the
compositions, yet still are captivated by the complex textural form.
Peter Luti – Artist: Further Reading
After realising his love of art at school, Peter Luti went on to make it his life by studying ceramics at Duncan of Jordanston College of Art, Dundee and Goldsmiths College, London. He later progressed to lecturing in Art and Design before eventually finishing his teaching career as Head of the Expressive Arts at Glasgow University.
Influenced by the landscape around him, and in particular the diversity of the Scottish terrains, Peter constantly focuses, explores and develops his style. Not only motivated by his surroundings, Peter draws inspiration from many of his fellow contemporary Scottish Artists. ‘I admire greatly the range of work produced by Jim Wylie, Ian Elliot and Peter King…. Many of their pieces are inspirational. I describe my own work as simplified semi-abstract, which does not fall into the constraints of a particular artistic style. I have developed it over a number of years and have yet to see a similar technique in other artists work. The depth of texture is vitally important to the final piece.’
Peter’s heavily textured application prior to the addition of colour is a technique that he has made his own, and his work is instantly recognisable. The process of developing the application and technique and the drive to improve with each new piece is one of Peter’s favourite aspects of being a professional artist. As a result, his driven approach to his work has resulted in Peter having no particular favourite piece of his own, but viewing each work of art as an individual challenge.
Studied ceramics at Dincan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee and Goldsmiths College, London. After many years teaching in Art and Design Education, retired as Head of Expressive Arts, Faculty of Education, Glasgow University to concentrate on painting full-time.
numerous mixed shows thoughout Scotland in several galleries, including;
For the past 6 years has exhibited work exclusively at Galleria Luti, Callander.
Published work through Tartan2CV Scotland's Artist's range of greetings card, calendars, notebooks etc.
of work at all exhibitions participated in.
Work has been purchased for private collections across the UK, throughout Europe, Dubai, Australia, the USA and is particularly popular in Canada.
Luti, 16 Ancaster Square, Callander, Scotland, FK17 8BL
CopyRite @2008 Galleria Luti