Faces featured regularly in Peter’s early paintings. At first they represented his abusers from the past, but gradually developed over time to something more fun and quirky.

Peter says:
“I always painted the faces because I thought that I was good at painting faces. In the beginning they represented those bad men and other bad people, but in the end it seemed to be all that I could actually paint. I was getting so sick and tired of them but I didn’t know how to change them or do anything else until Cheryl came.

I am unable to go back to the faces I used to draw so much before, because Cheryl won’t let me do that. Occasionally she allows it but mostly she intervenes and encourages me to do something else. It is what I have needed for a long time, so now my panting is changing and that is a good thing.