The Art of Peter Doig


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Scottish artist Peter Doig has made a name for himself as an exceptional figurative painter.

Doig's work has garnered incredible international interest, incredible prizes and even more incredible prices at auctions, sometimes over $10 million.


"It's not about perfection. What's a perfect painting?" - Peter Doig

Doig's experience in art led him to study at 3 prestigious institutions: Wimbledon School of Art, Saint Martin's School of Art and Chelsea School of Art. Perhaps, thanks to his years of study, he took up the office of professor at the Fine Arts Academy in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Although his work took him a great many places, he ultimately chose to settle down on the island of Trinidad to relax and focus on his art.


"Painting becomes interesting when it becomes timeless. It's not about perfection." - Peter Doig

Doig's many paintings tend to be slightly abstract landscapes, especially in snow.

His painted scenes represent everything from childhood memories to movie scenes and newspaper clippings. They beautifully take on the characteristics of such influences - becoming otherworldly as a result. They look like land lost in thought...

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