Pete Hawkins is a figurative contemporary painter.

Living and working in Suffolk in the UK not far from the sea. Like many artists and creatives, he has been drawing, doodling, painting and playing around since early childhood. Having covered various subjects and styles in his career he has focused on paintings of Postage Stamps. Fascinated by their association with foreign lands, creatures and cultures. Using the structure of Stamps and playing with text and subjects in order to create a narrative to the works. This is what he finds interesting and inspiring. The opportunity for the viewer to get some sort of escapism, thoughtfulness and playfulness. 

Although British, Pete was born in Panama City and raised in various countries around the world. Clearly, this has influenced his current work regarding stamps.

Exhibitions

2011 - Lazarides Gallery – ‘Minotaur’ (Group Show in Old Vic Tunnels)
2012 - Lazarides Gallery – ‘Bedlam’ (Group show in Old Vic tunnels)
2012 - Lazarides Gallery – Solo show - Every Day’s a School Day (Newcastle)
2013 - Lazarides gallery – Solo show ‘Behind Closed Doors’
2013 - Lazarides Gallery – ‘Brutal’ (Group show 180 the Strand Pop up.)
2014 - Art 14 – Lazarides
2015 – 2021 - Clarendon Fine art and Whitewall galleries.
2022 - Reem Gallery
2022 - Solo show Suffolk - Stamp Collection part 1