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Peter Thwaites is an artist of growing reputation, with his natural history portfolio painted predominantly in watercolours. This website features mainly the fungi collection which continues to grow with each autumn season but we have also provided a link to the wildflower cards which are now being published. During his early years in Cornwall, Peter used the medium of painting and drawing to record the natural world and his paintings of mushrooms and toadstools were exhibited there. Working now from his studio in Dorset, the New Forest and Dorset Heathlands offer considerable scope to expand the fungi portfolio. 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. He has exhibited at the Royal Watercolour Societys C21 exhibition at the Bankside Gallery in London. The British Mycological Societys, new Pocket Guide: Common Fungi illustrated by, Peter Thwaites, superb illustrations in a handy pocket format. was set up by his wife, Christine, with a view to bringing these fine paintings to a wider public. She designed and maintains the website and deals with the printing side of the business and all enquiries. She has also brought together mushroom furniture making and studio glass mushrooms and added book sections for mushroom identity, cooking and general interest. There are many websites devoted to the subject of mushrooms, toadstools and fungi some favourites are featured on the Fungi at Large page. Fungi, mushrooms, toadstools all have an amazingly beautiful, delicate yet strong structure and we wanted to share our enthusiasm and appreciation of the fungi world. We have not aimed at scientific or medicinal aspects - merely beauty and fascination. We hope you will enjoy your visit. We hope constantly to add to the site. Peter and Christine Thwaites, News: A new website featuring Peters landscape, seascape and large botanical paintings in both watercolour and acrylic is now online at www.peterthwaites.co.uk Christine Thwaites.

 


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