Born in1964, Peter McLaren studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1982-1987. It is there that he honed his distinctive style of expressionistic painting, which has subsequently seen him exhibit with the likes of Bellany, Lupertz and Baselitz. He is a regular contributor to The Royal Scottish Academy, The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour. He has had solo exhibitions in Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Belgium and Chicago and has taken part in many group exhibitions.

Solo Exhibitions:

1998 The Portland Gallery, London

1996 The Scottish Gallery, Aitken Dott, Edinburgh

1996 The Randolph Gallery, Edinburgh

1993 The Portland Gallery, London

The Scottish Gallery, Aitken Dott, Edinburgh

1991 The Scottish Gallery, Aitken Dott, Edinburgh

1990 The Eva Cohon Gallery, Chicago, USA

The Eva Cohon Gallery, Highland Park, USA

1989 Lineart, Flanders Expo, Ghent, Belgium. The Sophie Van Moerkerke Gallery

De Keignaert, Oudenburg, Belgium, The Sophie Can Moerkerke Gallery

1988 Compass Gallery, Glasgow

Homage to Velasquez, Scottish Artists, Edinburgh

1987 Richard Ford Exhibition, Edinburgh College of Art

Two John Kinross Scholars, Scottish Artists Edinburgh

Awards and Scholarships:

1988 British Airways Most Promising Artist Award. £10,000 Travelling Scholarship

John Murray Thomson Award, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

1987 Andrew Grant Travelling Scholarship to New York, ECA

Andrew Grant Major Award, ECA

David Cargill Trust Award, Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Glasgow

1986 Richard Ford Award. Travelling Scholarship to Madrid. Royal Academy, London

John Kinross Travelling Scholarship to Florence, Royal Scottish Academy

Jean F Watson Bequest, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh

Adam Bruce Thomson Award, Royal Scottish Academy Students Competition.