Engel, Peter


Peter Engel is a Canberra based portrait artist specialising in realism. His portraits open a window to the subject’s inner self and show a strong sense of presence and personality.

Peter has been painting and drawing for the majority of his life while working full-time and began painting professionally in 2009. While largely self-taught, he has undertaken life drawing classes over several years at the Canberra School of Art and has exhibited his work locally.

His preferred mediums are acrylic and pastel and he works primarily from a single detailed photographic sitting where colour checks are taken and composition is discussed and determined.

Peter’s work has been featured in various exhibitions in Canberra and he is available for commission work.