Peter Hussey

Born in Tenby, after living in Tenby and Pembroke throughout his school years, studying art with Ken Cooper at Pembroke, Peter worked in England and Scotland, moving frequently while he and his wife, Maggie, brought up their three sons. A longer than usual stay in Merseyside (22 years) preceded their return to Wales in 1997 when they ran the Drovers Tea Rooms in Builth Wells for a very happy and satisfying eleven years. The pair retired in 2008 moving to Ty Olaf (the Last House) in the delightful Elan Village. Peter says "When we first retired I thought it would be an ideal time to begin to work towards becoming a "proper artist", that was before I realised how little time pensioners have to do everything they want!" Peter has been helped enormously in developing his ability by Andy and Liz McCutcheon, within the courses run by Aberystwyth University, and, more recently by Sue Purcell ( The beautiful countryside of the Elan Valley infuses itself into the colours and forms in his paintings, even though he is exploring more interpretive landscapes and abstracts inspired by the ideas of Wassily Kandinsky in "Concerning the Spiritual in Art".

Contact Details

Ty Olaf,
11 Elan Village