Peter Manchester lives in Sackville NB. His preferred medium is oil paints, though he has done extensive work in acrylics, watercolour, pastel and ink. Most of his subject matter is landscape and figurative. But there is opportunity in all media he finds, which includes metal (welding a local civic fountain), and even hockey sticks have been used in his creations. He no longer takes donations of broken hockey sticks.
He was born in Connecticut, but was part of an itinerant family that brought him to Texas, Belgium, Congo, New York state, New Mexico (where he attended the University of New Mexico) and elsewhere. He moved with his wife and 3 sons in 1992 to Sackville and remains a resident. In Sackville, Peter found work as a graphic designer, illustrator and continued his art practise. He also wrote a best selling book: '50 things to make with a broken hockey stick’ and a sequel.
Over the years, his work has come to hang on the walls of many homes and businesses around the Maritimes, including the permanent collection of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton. He is retired from the graphic art business, but continues to paint and draw.