Jon Peaty was a Welsh-born artist who worked in London before the war and lived in Southwick, West Sussex, UK from 1946 –1972. In 1973 he moved to North Yorkshire which was then his base until the end of his life.
During the first phase of Jon’s career he produced a considerable variety of commercial work through studios and agencies in London and Brighton.
However, the artist’s principal interest through the whole of his working life was painting. He worked mainly in oils.
It was through landscape and portrait painting that he made a living in the latter part of his career.
The artist also made a significant contribution to community life through involvement in theatre and art clubs and by teaching.
The aim of these pages is to provide a means of exploring the contribution to local and national life that this one artist made in the middle part of the 20th Century.