as individual as you are

Members: LOG IN

Peter Worsley About

I paint colorful, figurative, emotional, narrative or picture stories, of ordinary people doing everyday things. The paintings explore, often with an allegorical or metaphorical element, the interactions between people as they go about their life. Viewing at them often triggers a thought from the past; each time you look you may see something different. My representational scene paintings are in the style of late period Social Realism (Norman Rockwell), but brought into the 21st Century. Their brightness and color draws in the viewer with its vibrancy. They may be found in many private and corporate collections, and are collected internationally. Add Comment


Serious painting began in 1996, when I retired after some fifty years in industry. Living in Santa Barbara, California, with its long tradition with the visual arts, and home of many famous artists, has provided an exceptional resource for my art training.

Born and educated in London, England, I came to the California in 1956 working in high-tech marketing, eventually ending up in Santa Barbara. Apart from some experimenting with acrylic painting, work pressures kept me from perusing my interest in art.

Upon retiring, I was able to study with local artists who teach as part of the Santa Barbara adult education program. To improve my people painting skills, I added many classes in drawing and painting of the figure, both in indoors and outdoors settings __" both nude and clothed.

My paintings have hung at many group and solo exhibits, both locally and regionally. I have received numerous awards and prizes. The paintings are part of many private collections across the nation.

Active in the local art community, I am a Past President of both the Santa Barbara Art Association and the Goleta Valley Art Association, a member of the Santa Barbara Studio Artists, and a Founder and Director of the Santa Barbara Visual Arts Alliance.


910 Camino del Retiro
Santa Barbara
Postal Code:
Phone Number:
+1 (805) 967-9324