Peter Lawrence


During various career postings Peter developed a passion for the Middle East which he expressed in his art, largely a bold use of watercolour with other media. He has exhibited regularly and his work is displayed in homes, offices, hotels, galleries and palaces. Now resident in Pilton, Somerset, Peter is exploring the colourful landscapes of the West Country and beyond.  His publications include:



Al Khaleej & beyond – reflections of two artists  Peter Lawrence and Mike Shepley - 2007

Colours of Jordan – Jabal Amman Publishers, 2011

Impressions of Amman – Jabal Amman Publishers 2012

Golden Memories of Intercontinental Jordan - wildflower paintings for book, 2014

Alcantara ... beyond the Wells, 2017


Autumn Glow is a classic view of Wells Cathedral with the Glastonbury Tor in the background

Madaba Mosaic celebrates the rich colours of the natural stones of Jordan as a perfect setting for the stone artistry of the Roman mosaic  

Exhibitions include:


Windmill Artists, Lacey Green, Bucks, UK

Solo Exhibitions - Basta Art Café, Arabian Ranches & Carpe Diem, Dubai 2004-6

Joint exhibition to launch Al Khaleej and beyond, Dubai 2007

Joint exhibitions at Dubai Police Officer's club, British Consulate Exhibition, DIAC Summer Salon, Mercato Mall, ARTE Fairs at Dubai Malls 2007 to 2010

Al Noor Centre for Children with Special Needs - charity cards 2004 to 2014

Paintings donated for charity auctions – Dubai & Amman

Khushii Charity auction, Dubai under patronage of HRH Princess Haia – 2008

Selected for “100 Pieces to Celebrate UAE” Dubai 2010

Jacaranda and Orfali Galleries, Amman, 2010 to 2014

Solo exhibitions at Hussein Cultural Centre and Intercontinental, Amman for launch of Colours of Jordan 2011

Solo exhibitions at Embassy of USA in Amman, 2011, 2012 and 2017

Launch Ceremony & Solo Exhibition at Ummayad Palace on Citadel, Amman in presence of HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein for "Impressions of Amman" 2012

Intercontinental Amman solo exhibition “FREEDOM” under patronage of HRH Princess Rym 2014

Somerset Art Weeks - 2 week exhibition and open studio, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019

"Alcantara ... beyond the Wells" under patronage of HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein, Bishop's Palace, Wells followed by Cathedral Cloisters, Wells 2017/18