Peter Dawson was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, in 1947 and trained in art at Bingley College of Education. He taught art in schools in Bradford and Hertfordshire and from 1990 until his retirement in 2005 was County Advisor for Art and Design for Hertfordshire Education Authority.
He paints in a variety of media - watercolour, acrylic and oil, often using collage and layers of papers or canvas of varying texture and absorbency to create the painting surface. These effects are combined with an interest in images and symbols from different cultures and times: ancient Egyptian, Byzantine, early Renaissance and Tibetan art, for example and with an interest in the continuity of imagery across time and place, such as mazes,
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