Peter D’Alessandri is a figurative artist working from a studio in southeast London. The representation and description of people is the main focus of his work.

“People I know, or people I pay to pose. Sometimes placed within a narrative, or at other times stripped of any vestige of a narrative. All the time I am fascinated by their sense of identity, and the dynamic relationship between subject, artist and viewer.”

He has shown his work regularly; mainly in London, but also nationally and internationally.  His work has been bought by collectors worldwide.

Leegate House Open Studios 2018

Portrait commissions:

If you are interested in commissioning a portrait, either for yourself or as a gift for someone, feel free to contact the artist at dalessandri@gmail.com with any questions, and he will get back to you as soon as possible.
Portrait commissions will usually require one or two sittings at the beginning, either at the artist’s studio in London SE12, or in your own home. The painting can then be completed using reference photos and drawings.


Peter D’Alessandri studied for a BA in Fine Art at the Norwich school of Art in the eighties. After living and working in the “real world” for the next twenty years, he returned tentatively to a life of art in 2005. He now works full time as an artist from a studio in southeast London.

Leegate House Open Studios 2018

I am looking for interesting opportunities to show my work in 2020. Please feel free to get in touch with news about interesting venues or callouts.

“EAL 2019”, London
“The Death of Art”, Vout-O-Renee’s, London
“The Nude,” Candid Arts, London
Average Art Magazine, August 2019
“Impressions”, Espacio Gallery, London
Sweet’Art’s “Have a H’Art”, Stash Gallery, London
“Love Stories”, The Old Biscuit Factory, London.
“Nude or Fully Clothed”, Nude Tin Can Gallery, St Albans.
“The London Ultra 2018”, The Bargehouse, London.
“Present, Perfect, Continuous” Moscow, Russia
“(In)visible”, Espacio Gallery, London
“the Art of Nude”, The Old Biscuit Factory, London
Leegate House Open Studios, London.
“Perspectives”,  Espacio Gallery,  London
“Juxtaposition”,  Elizabeth James Gallery,  London
“Selfie”, Candid Arts Trust, London
“INTENT, Part Two”, BSMT SPACE, London
Stomach III, Hoxton Arches, London.
“10th annual Human Form Show”, Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, USA
“Angel Christmas Fair”, Candid Arts Trust, London
“She Book Launch”, Unit 5 Gallery, London
“Islington Art and Design Fair”, London
“The Nude”, Candid Arts Trust, London,
Hackney Wick and Fish Island Open Studios, Britannia Works, London
“SHE”, 47/49 Tanner Street, London
“24WA Studio Show”, Southend on Sea
“Hand Maid”, Hoxton Arches, London
“Kiss Me Quick”, Estuary Fringe, Southend
“New Artist Fair Summer Exhibition”, Brick Lane, London
“Figure & Portrait”, BAR Gallery, London NW2 5HT
“Punch” Sweet ‘Arts Summer Arts Festival, Espacio Gallery, London
“Estuary Fringe Festival” The Victoria, Southend-on-Sea
“Pure Painting” exhibition, B.A.R. Gallery, London
“Guilty Pleasures”, Juno, Shoreditch
“Introducing the Project Space Artists”, Project Space, Vyner Street, London
“Art does not go on holiday” Cultivate Evolved, Vyner St, London
Guest Artist, Cultivate Evolved, Vyner St, London
Affordable Art Exhibition, Trispace Gallery, London
Stomach#2, Hoxton Arches,  London
‘Open Wall’ Exhibition at Façade – London Wall;
Finalist ArtGemini Prize, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
55th Essex Open;
53rd Essex Open.
Cork Street Open;
52nd Essex Open, Frank Todman Award for best portrait.
Compendium, a group exhibition at Courtyards Art Centre;
51st Essex Open.
Cork Street Open;
Braintree Open, Third Prize.
After Adam, a group show at Three Cups Gallery, Ely;
Hertfordshire Art Fair.
The Great Art Christmas Fair, Alexandra Palace;
Liberté d’Expression, finalist;
Braintree Open, First Prize;
48th Essex Open.


Recent portrait paintings.

Here are detail photos of a couple of portraits that I’m just finishing up. The above “Denim Jacket” painting has been particularly fun to paint. The model was someone who responded to a callout for volunteers to model. I found the fabric and jewellery a nice challenge.

Creating a Portrait

I recently had a callout for volunteers to pose for portraits. These are some images from the sitting I arranged with the first volunteer. I think they give a good idea of how I set about making a portrait. I start with initial drawings, and once I’m happy with the pose and lighting, I commence …


If you have any questions about availability and prices of any paintings, commissioning a new artwork, or would like to arrange a viewing of a particular painting, please email the artist at: