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Peter Froome

Peter FroomePeter Froome has had a varied career as a computer safety consultant, a painter specialising in animals, ships and the sea, and currently as an animator and illustrator of children's books.

Peter is joint founder of the safety consultancy Adelard.

As a painter, he works in both traditional and digital media. He studied with Leslie Watson, one of the founders of the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA, which now holds its annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, each autumn. 

Peter has exhibited the following work in open exhibitions:

  • Marmalade Kitten (first Doughty House Gallery exhibition, Richmond, England, 1977)
  • Ship's Cat (RSMA, Guildhall, London, 1979)
  • Brixham (RSMA, The Mall Galleries, London, 1982)
  • Padstow (RSMA, The Mall Galleries, London, 1984)
  • Trevose Head  (RSMA, The Mall Galleries, London, 1984)
  • Coastline near Porthcothan, Cornwall (RSMA, The Mall Galleries, London, 1985)
  • Waiting for the Tide (RSMA, The Mall Galleries, London, 1986)
  • The Lobster Fisherman (RSMA, The Mall Galleries, London, 2002)

His work is in several private collections, and his oil painting Anchored is featured in 20th Century British Marine Painting by Denys Brook-Hart, Antique Collectors' Club, ISBN 0 902028 90 1.

In 2007, Peter started work with his wife Christine Pritchard (who is also a Chelsea medal-winning garden designer) on a series of illustrated children's books: The Adventures of Ben Labra d’Ollie. The stories feature Ben, a reluctant hero, who is a big black dog, gentle and funny and keen to stay out of trouble.

Peter also enjoys music, plays the piano and has sung in the Bristol Cabot Choir, the Bristol Phoenix Choir, Gravesham Choral Society and the Kent Chamber Choir.

Peter can be contacted at peter@peterfroome.com