Portrait paintings

Commission an original portrait painting direct from the artist

Relationships series

A series of paintings exploring relationships

Female nudes

Original oil paintings of the female nude figure

Male nudes

Original oil paintings of the male nude figure

Social political art

A series of paintings dealing with contemporary social-political issues

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Peter D’Alessandri
is a figurative artist specialising in portraiture. He works from a studio in Eastbourne, England.

“I am fascinated by the dynamic relationships between subject, artist and viewer.”

He shows his work regularly; nationally and internationally, and his work has been bought by collectors worldwide.

photo by Erin Mountford

Latest news:
“Man and Woman” has been shortlisted for the LGC Art Prize.
“Woman on Bed” wins Silver Award at The Cancer Feminine 2023

Below are some links to my more popular blog posts

Artist’s Blog

Art and War

The Disaster of War. Art and war – can art make a difference? Aside from my portrait practice,  war and conflict has been the subject of much of my recent artwork. The unchecked march of ISIS across Iraq and Syria in 2014 first prompted me to address this subject. The current preparations for the impending …


Peter D’Alessandri studied for a BA in Fine Art at the Norwich school of Art in the eighties, but then proceeded to pursue a career away from art for the next 20 years.  A major life event prompted him to reassess his priorities and objectives in life, and he returned tentatively to painting in 2005. What began as a cathartic exercise in capturing his loved ones on canvas has slowly developed into a fulltime art practice. He works from a studio in Eastbourne, England.
Aside from painting portraits for commission, he has also explored current social/political issues in some of his work – a reaction to the tumultuous times we live in.

contemporary figurative artist Peter D'Alessandri artist working in studio on new paintings

“Place, Time and Memories”, Meta Space Gallery
S B Arts Gallery Open exhibition
Silver Award, “The Cancer Feminine 2023”
Shortlisted for the LGC Art Prize
“Summer Open”, Creek Creative, Folkestone
“The Nude”, Candid Arts, London
“Spring Salon”, Candid Arts, London
Cluster Contemporary, London
“Summer Salon”, Candid Arts, London
“The Art of Grieving”, St Albans Museum and Gallery
“Portraits”, Wooden Box Gallery, Ramsgate
“Turner Contemporary Open”
“Candid Christmas Show”
“ING Discerning Eye”
“The Autumn Salon”, Candid Arts, London
“Art and Death”, Huunuu
“Recurring Memories”, Visual Space
“HCF Summer Open”, The Halpern Gallery, Chatham
“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

stomachIII art exhition at Hoxton Arches
“Stomach III” group show at Hoxton Arches

“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 exhibition, Three Cups Gallery
“After Adam” exhibition, Three Cups Gallery

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

accepting first prize at the braintree open art competition
Accepting First Prize at the the Braintree Open


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