Dancers, 1975, 38x44cm
Dancers, 1975, 41x36cm
Lying Woman, 1970s, 49x68cm
Nudes i, 1970, pencil, 50x35cm
Nudes iii, 1972, pencil and wash, 50x35cm
Nudes vi, 1972, pencil and wash, 50x35cm
Peter Collins 1923-2001
Peter’s painting career started soon after the war when he became a part-time tutor at St Martin’s School of Art before winning a scholarship to the Royal College of Art where he studied from 1947-50. In 1961 he opened Balcome Studios in Sussex, where, apart from his own paintings, he showed work by Freud, Sickert and Matthew Smith amongst others. In the mid-seventies he bought Stanley Studios in Chelsea becoming a key part of the Bohemian Art Scene of the period. Peter himself was a magnificent draughtsman, a skill clearly shown in a long series of exceptional life drawings. His paintings are confidently and strongly coloured, full of energy and cover a wide range of styles and subjects.
Below is a selection of work, others are available.
Standing Woman, Ink on paper, 1950-1960, 69x47cm
Portrait of Greta Scacchi, pencil on paper, 1975, 42x41cm
Nudes ii, 1972, pencil and wash, 50x35cm
Nudes iv, 1972, pencil and wash, 50x35cm
Nudes v, 1972, pencil and wash, 50x35cm