Pete Davies – The Artist
Pete was born in Aberystwyth and raised in Lampeter, West Wales. He began painting as a teenager and moved to North Wales in 1978. He has provided full design service to homes, restaurants and hotels for over 25 years. Since the 1970s he has been working with specialty luxury paint products. During this period, he established a reputation as a unique artist in the design of ceilings, specialized paint effects and decorative molding installations, from the simplest to the most ornate. In 2002, Pete traveled to Milan and trained in Italian Polished Plaster, a luxurious marbled finish product used primarily for walls and ceilings. He also participated in the organization of training seminars given by Italian Venetian plasterers at seminars in the United Kingdom.
For several years Pete ran a business in England (Renaissance Originals https://www.facebook.com/RenaissanceOriginals) and was a “Star Stockist” of Autentico paintings. During this time, hundreds of people attended his workshops and he won a Gold Students Choice Award from craftcourses.com and also gave demonstrations and facilitated workshops for members of the East Sussex Women’s Institute.
He now has over 40 years of professional experience and is a recognized expert in decorative techniques and luxury finishes – from basic chalk painting techniques using Autentico products to Venetian plastering. He holds a Master Certificate in Powertex Techniques following a series of training sessions with Clemy Roelandt in Belgium. Since our move to Charente in France, he has offered a full program of specialized workshops throughout the year in our specialized workshop.