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Peter Cramond lives and works from his studio home in Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

Growing up in Te Puke, Peter spent much of his childhood catching the waves at Papamoa and Maketu. From school he gained the skill and passion for painting and carving.Then studied Graphic Art at Auckland Technical Institute. Peter spent his early working years as a graphic artist.

The world of advertising was not to his liking and he returned to the Bay of Plenty, working in the countryside. This was an improvement but not the life of an artist. An accident in 1982 left Peter recovering from a broken neck, and while in hospital, he decided that this was to be a great chance to realise his artistic ambitions.

Since 1982 Peter has developed his sculpting, drawing and painting. He has had a series of solo shows throughout New Zealand, has received many public and private commissions and won numerous awards.

From 1994 he has been visiting Europe regularly, working in the open air at the Wellington Arts Festival, Edinburgh International Arts Festival, Galway International Arts Festival, Paris, Amiens and Amsterdam.

As a result of this activity, Peter's artworks reside in collections in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Sinapore, Scotland, the USA and New Zealand.