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Iconic Australian Landscape and Flora and Fauna paintings. Specialising in out back Australia.
Peter Coad Biography
Peter’s life and career in art is extensive.
Born in 1947 his early years were spent in Karoonda, a small town in the Mallee area of South Australia. He moved to Adelaide with his family in 1957 where he could further his education.
After leaving secondary school Peter studied Graphic Arts, sign Writing and Silk Screen Printing at Marleston Technical College coming Dux of the class in 1965, 1966, 1967, & 1968. In 1969 he won the Sandusky Cup for Silk Screen Printing and Design.
1969-1974 he worked as a Graphic Artist/Sign Writer for the South Australian Government.
1975 – 1977 Established his own Graphic Design and Sign Writing Business eventually selling it to pursue his career as an Artist.
178 held his first solo exhibition and then continued to hold solo exhibitions nearly every year.
1980 – 1981 owned and managed a restaurant/gallery in Stirling, south Australia.
1996 became a full-time artist selling his work throughout many galleries in Australia and Overseas.
In 2001 he spent one month in Arkaroola (Northern Flinders Ranges) South Australia to do preliminary artwork for the final paintings that appear in Rolf de Heer’s feature film “The Tracker”, which has won many awards in Australia and internationally at a variety of film festivals.