Peter Barrett retired 12 years ago and took up oil painting. He has a great passion for landscapes, especially scenes from the Karoo. Peter has held a number of exhibitions over the years in Knysna and in Johannesburg and has met with great success. His favorite artists are Richard Schmidt and Mark Boedges from USA and South Africans Errol Boyley, Chris Tugwell and Tony De Freitas.
The 2015 Art Festival brochure had this to say about Peter whose beautiful landscapes adorn many homes. “In his oil paintings he captures the essence of the countryside – the sky, the forests, the streams, the quaint farm houses.”