12 Thornton Avenue,
Isle of Man
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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 specializing in automotive art. He was invited to the USA that year and has exhibited in various shows there over the years. In 1993 he was elected to become a member of the AFAS. He has achieved world wide 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 five times. Commissions include the Indianapolis Hall of Fame Museum, Ford and Rolls-Royce and each year since its inception in 1993 he has produced the poster artwork for Lord March for the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Apart from automotive work he particularly enjoyed a commission to produce a series of dramatic townscapes depicting the ever changing face of Douglas, the Islands capital. He is now concentrating on etching which he specialised in at art school, and also regularly illustrates stamps for the Isle of Man Post Office - his most recent set featured Model T Fords.