12 Thornton Avenue,
Belmont Hill Douglas,
Isle of Man IM1 4NU British Isles
Tel: +44 (0) 1624 611755
Peter Hearsey studied at Kingston-upon-Hull College of Art in the North of England 1960-1964 gaining a National Diploma in Design (NDD) in Illustration & Etching. He enjoyed a successful creative career in advertising in London as a designer/illustrator before moving to the Isle of Man in 1977 where he has lived ever since.
Until 1989 he was a partner in a successful advertising agency on the Island and then in 1989 he produced the programme for the Inaugural Manx Classic which led to him specialising in automotive art. He was invited to the USA that year and has exhibited in many shows there over the years. In 1993 he was elected to become a member of the AFAS. He has achieved worldwide fame with his impressionistic work primarily depicting historic automotive scenes - both cars and motorcycles. He has won many awards, including being a four times winner of the Award of Excellence at Meadow Brook Hall in Michigan and since becoming a member of the AFAS has won the prestigious Athena award six times. Commissions include the Indianapolis Hall of Fame Museum, Ford, Rolls-Royce and McLaren. From 1993 to 2014, when he chose to retire, he produced the poster artwork for the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. In 2009 he was commissioned to produce the painting for the Pebble Beach Tour poster and in 2015 the painting for the Concours d'Elegance poster.
As well as his automotive work he regularly illustrates postage stamps for the Isle of Man Philatelic Bureau and also enjoys etching and painting a wide range of subjects from marine to landscape.