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WATERCOLOUR PAINTING AND PRINTS
by PETER THWAITES

a commissioned artist to the British Mycological Society

ABOUT MUSHROOM ART

 
 

 

PETER THWAITES

is an artist of growing reputation, with his natural history portfolio painted mainly in watercolours.

THIS WEBSITE features the fungi collection which continues to grow with each autumn season. He works only from live specimens which are usually painted life size. With his eye and skill to depict detail, these paintings bring the beauty and amazing sculpture of the mushroom world to life.

During his early years in Cornwall, Peter used the medium of painting and drawing to record the natural world around him. His paintings of mushrooms and toadstools were exhibited at the Royal Institution in Truro. He has exhibited at the Royal Watercolour Society's C21 exhibition at the Bankside Gallery in London and at the International ArtExpo in Atlanta, Georgia.

In 2005 he was commissioned by the British Mycological Society to illustrate their new Pocket Guide to Common Fungi and this was followed by a commission for a full-size poster, in 2008. Copies of both are available from
admin@britmycolsoc.info

In 2014 Peter was asked to create artistic impressions from microscopic views of three pathogenic fungi (Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida albicansand Cryptococcus neoformans). This prestigious commission, from the Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology Consortium was to promote medical mycology research and increase public understanding of the clinical importance of fungal infections. The other aims of the Consortium, led by the Aberdeen Fungal Group at the University of Aberdeen and funded by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award, are to promote cross disciplinary research across the UK, to build capacity in the medical mycology sector and to train a new generation of scientists from countries of low- and middle- income with high endemic burdens of fungal disease.



 
FEATURED PRODUCTS


COMMON FUNGI POSTER

ILLUSTRATED BY PETER THWAITES
FOR THE
BRITISH MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY
British Mycological Society Fungi Poster British Mycological Society Common Fungi Poster
Common Fungi Poster illustrated by Peter Thwaites for the British Mycological Society Poster of Common Fungi illustrated by Peter Thwaites for the British Mycological Society

available in 2 sizes from
The British Mycological Society