It is with a great deal of sorrow that we announce the passing away of Peter Markwick, on Monday 3rd Sep- tember 2018 at 66 years of age.
Peter was a long-standing member of Fairfield Art Society and until two years ago was an active member of the management committee, holding the position of entertainment officer.
A multi-award-winning and widely exhibited painter, sculptor, and poet, Peter has also published and won prizes for poetry. He held a Bachelor of Arts-Fine Arts (Sydney) and has taught painting drawing and art history.
Peter was born in Dungong, NSW in 1952. From early childhood his mother was convinced that he was gift- ed with artistic talent and from as early as primary school he was encouraged in his belief that he would become an artist.
Upon achieving excellent results in the HSC, he went on to complete a B.A. in Fine Arts. Since 1996 he has exhibited and received many awards for painting, sculpture and works-on-paper.
Two of Peter's artworks were selected for the cover of the Novartis Pharmaceuticals calendars for 1999 and 2003. His artworks were also featured in the 2018 Blue Fringe Calendar.
Peter has been an exhibiting finalist in the Blake Prize and has also entered the Archibald Prize with a por- trait of Jose Ramos Horta which was purchased for the private collection of the sitter.
Peter is survived by his wife Cheryl Tate, two sons and three grandchildren.