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about the artist and the paintings

Peter Goodhall is a fine arts graduate and a recognised professional artist. Since​ his first one-man exhibition in 1980 he has been widely exhibited, published and holds a collection of international awards. 

Having always been fascinated by the sea, boats and water, combined with having a cliff top studio with panoramic sea views for twenty five years of his life, his passion for marine painting has always been strong. However it does not exclude other subject matter and continues to paint wildlife and equestrian subjects. Many of his paintings have been published as limited and open edition prints, cards, jig-saw puzzles and calendars etc..

Peter Goodhall - Artist

"With superb, interesting and highly crafted techniques the artist balances a natural harmony and realism in his painted surfaces creating subtle yet dramatic imagery."   Flowers Gallery

commission enquiries welcome and licensing opportunities available

exhibitions & awards

Winner ´Best Female Nude Painting´ American Art Awards

Royal Society of Marine Artists annual exhibition

Winner RSMA ´Oil Painting Award´

2nd place American Art Awards

South West Academy of Fine Art Open Exhibition

Royal Society of Marine Artists annual exhibition

2nd place American Art Awards


SEE THE SEA  solo show

Winner ´Best Wildlife Painting´ American Art Awards

South West Academy of Fine Art Open Exhibition

Finalist Award, Artist of the Year, Circle Arts Foundation

SEE THE SEA  solo show

SEE THE SEA  solo show

Winner 'Masterpiece Award' American Art Awards

Winner 'Best Female Nude' American Art Awards

Short-listed Artist of the Year, Artists & Illustrators magazine

Highly commended, the Artist magazine Open Exhibition

Selected in 3 categories, American Art Awards (3rd, 5th & 6th place)

Short-listed Artist of the Year, Artist & Illustrators magazine (withdrawn due to sale)

2nd place Rank Art International online competition

Selected for the Apple iArtBook - 101 images featuring the 'Animal Kingdom'

Selected for Los Angeles Contemporary Art Exhibition '71%'

South West Academy of Fine Art Open Exhibition

Windsor Contemporary Art Fair

South West Academy of Fine Art Open Exhibition

Cork Street Open Exhibition

Winner 'Artist of the Year' Society for all Artists

Solo show 'The Prints Collection 1991 - 2011' Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth

Cork Street Open Exhibition

Royal West of England Academy Open Exhibition

South West Academy of Fine Art Open Exhibition

Represented by Flowers Gallery

Winner 'Best Waterscape' Society for all Artists

Voted 'Best in Show' SAA Design Centre, Islington

Affordable Art Fair, London

Royal West of England Academy Open Exhibition

Ink drawings selected for the annual exhibitions of:

Royal Society of Marine Artists

Royal West of England Academy

Mystic Maritime Museum, USA

Numerous solo exhibitions and participation in group shows across the UK

First one-man exhibition, Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Work in public and private collections worldwide including the RAF and Royal Navy























some paintings in progress

What is a gallery wrapped canvas?

Gallery wrapped canvas

Canvas has been used by artists for centuries and an ideal method for painting on canvas is to stretch the canvas over a wooden frame, known as a stretcher. The edges where the canvas is fixed to the stretcher would usually show tacks or staples but these were traditionally hidden by the picture frame.

So to avoid the sight of the fixings the canvas is stapled only on the reverse of the stretcher. The sight edge then can become an integral part of the painting, the painted image is continued around the edges and therefore as a contemporary style of presentation avoids the need of any additional framing.


 hanging a painting:

Gallery wrapped canvas detail

Gallery wrapped canvases look best hung flush against a wall. One way to achieve this is to have two screws in the wall that are perfectly level, spaced about half the width of the painting apart and stick out from the wall just under one inch.


The wooden stretcher bar behind the top of the painting simply rests on the screws and the final positioning of the painting can be adjusted by sliding the painting to the left or right. The trick is to have the wood of the stretcher resting on the shank of the screw and then the head of the screw stops the painting from coming forwards. There is a lip or bevel on the wooden stretcher that keeps the canvas away from the wood the head of the screw must be in this space. Make sure the screws don't touch the reverse of the canvas - that's why the screws must stick out just under one inch.

Fixing detail

This diagram and  the  photograph below  of  the wooden canvas stretcher, without the canvas, hanging on the studio wall show where the screws need to be located.

How to hang gallery wrapped canvas

Traditionally framed paintings are strung to hang over a picture hook or from a picture rail.  D-rings are used to attach the cord to the back of the frame and these can easily be moved. Paintings that are strung tend to lean out from the wall at the top and the lower the cord is fixed to the reverse of the frame the more the painting will lean out. By relocating the D-rings nearer to top of the frame, but not too high or the cord will show, the painting will be flatter against the wall. The cord passing over two wall hooks a little way apart will also reduce the chances of the painting getting knocked off level.


If a painting is going to be hung in a location where there is high humidity, a bathroom for instance, the whole canvas will need to be spaced a little out from the wall, just half an inch, to allow some ventilation to occur.

Do you want to purchase your painting framed?

This frame style suits many of these traditional paintings,

 as an option selected paintings may be purchased framed.

These high quality frames are a modern twist on a traditional style, hand-finished with a light grey wash over a warm gold producing a very subtle finish with just a touch of detail decoration in the corners and at mid-length. The frames are made by a well respected bespoke UK frame maker.


If you would prefer to purchase your painting framed like this please visit the framed paintings for sale section.

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