Peter Hayton  RMS HS FGSA GCF

Poole artist Peter Hayton has enjoyed drawing with pencil and pen & ink and painting in watercolour since his childhood. Many of his pictures can be found in places as far away as Canada, Norway, Holland and Australia.

The inspiration and encouragement for painting in miniature came from his mother Gladys Hayton who painted for The Royal Society of Miniature Painters, The Hilliard Society and the Society of Miniaturists.

Peter lives in the Dorset coastal town of Poole and his love of the sea, through diving, sailing and power boating, has inspired a lot of his paintings.

The images he paints are mostly based around the marine world. Peter loves to paint the freedom and joy found within his subjects that include boat & coastline scenes and other water based subjects.

Sunsets and Sunrises are one of Peter’s passions. He can often be found sat on his boat in Poole Harbour, or off the coast, waiting for the exact moment to snap them up in all their glory. Peter finds them the most evocative of all the things he paints and gets a real thrill in watching them come alive as each wash is laid onto the paper.

As well as his seascapes Peter is now being commissioned more and more to paint clients’ boats in action. Working from his own photographs, often taken at 26 knots plus, he loves to capture the excitement of the moment when the boats are racing along at speed. Other strings to Peter’s painting bow have spread to cars & general vehicles, houses & buildings, pets & animals, military aircraft and military personnel & scenes.

The following miniatures are currently available - please click on the pictures to view larger. All paintings cost £325 each, including postage worldwide.

For Sale
'Asgard ll into the Sunlight'

£325 incl postage

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'Berwick on Tweed Sunset at Low Tide'

£325 incl postage

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'Brandaen Dutch Gaff Cutter'

£325 incl postage

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'Canal Reflections'

£325 incl postage

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'Dawn Departure'

£325 incl postage

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'Early Morning at Newtown Creek'
£325 incl postage

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'Idylic Dawn Anchorage'
£325 incl postage
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'Mascotte passing Portland Bill'
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'Morning has broken'
£325 incl postage

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'Setting sun over Goathorn Point'
£325 incl postage

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'Spinnakers at Sunset'
£325 incl postage

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'Twilight Fire'
£325 incl postage


Join Peter for a step by step video showing the progression of a panoramic miniature painting