'On a theme of Annunciation', Peter McArdle

Painting with a standing naked woman inspecting her elbow and a man in black holding a pistol

oil on canvas, 101.3x101cm

Lives in a Georgian farmhouse in rural Northumberland with a wife and two sons. Paints seven days a week, starting as early as 4am.

Peter McArdle has chosen to distance himself from city "as a kind of sabbatical" in order to focus on painting. There are cows and sheep outside the kitchen window - because of which he ended up in casualty with campylobacter. His studio is on the third floor of the farmhouse.

Website: www.peter-mcardle.com [opens new window]