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Peter Pharoah at work in his studio in Wilderness
Peter Pharoah at work in his studio in Wilderness
The Pharoah Gallery in Wilderness village in the Garden Route, South Africa
Peter Pharoah's solo exhibition at the Everard Read Gallery in Knysna in February 1999.

Opening of the Pharoah Gallery on Wilderness Lagoon in March 2001.
Eden District Mayor, Andy Lamont gives an opening speech at The Pharoah Gallery in Wilderness.
The Pharoah Gallery burned down in a fire in June 2010. All the artworks on display at the time were destroyed and the building had to be demolished. The Pharoah Gallery opened in the village in January 2011.
Peter Pharoah Solo Exhibition at the Zuva Gallery in Arizona, USA.

Pasella TV presenter, Charlene Truter visited the gallery and interviewed Peter Pharoah for this popular South African television programme.
Peter Pharoah Gallery at The Girls Restaurant in Wilderness.
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Peter's paintings bring the soul of Africa to life

Peter Pharoah is a respected member of the South African art community and has been working as a full time fine artist since 1997. Here are a few highlights from his career to date...



An African Canvas at the Pharoah Gallery in Wilderness

Pharoah Art Gallery

Wilderness Centre
George Road

The Girls Restaurant
Gallery at The Girls Restaurant in Wilderness
Tuesday to Sunday evenings.

Red, the Gallery
Constantia, Cape Town


Zuva Gallery
Arizona, USA

Hout Bay Gallery
Hout Bay, Cape Town
Various Group exhibitions

Upper Deck Gallery
Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route
Various Group exhibitions

Leisure Isle Gallery
Ongoing group exhibitions
Visit the Leisure Isle Gallery

Knysna Fine Art Gallery
Knysna, Garden Route

Old Gaol Gallery
Knysna, Garden Route

Oubaai Gallery
Oubaai, Garden Route

Obert Contemporary
Melrose Arch, Johannesburg

Design Quarter
Fourways, Johannesburg

Decorex Cape Town
April - May 2006
CTICC - Cape Town International Convention Centre.


Gallery destroyed in fire
2010 June, the Pharoah Gallery located in an historic building on the banks of the Wilderness lagoon is burned to the ground.
Read more about Peter's Journey

Pharoah shows his expertise by Timothy Twidle, The Herald 2010/04/21
2010 February : George Herald
Arts & entertainment. Inspired by Life... by Pauline Lourens, Peter's artworks were featured in an article with details about his technique and style.

Top SA artist short-changed by Mr Price 2008-03-06 ByPatrick Burnett
The saying imitation is the best form of flattery has taken on a sour meaning for internationally recognised Garden Route artist, Peter Pharoah after he was astonished to find that poor quality prints of his work were for sale at Mr Price Home -- without his permission.
Read the article in the SA Art Times

2005 Autumn : Garden Route Living Magazine
Lifestyle magazine - approx 10 000 copies distributed around South Africa. Peter's artworks were featured in an article with details about his technique and style.

2005 Summer : Lifestyle & Leisure Magazine
Official magazine for Fancourt Hotel & Golf Course - approx 10 000 copies printed and distributed in Fancourt as well as surrounding areas. Peter Pharoah was interviewed and featured in an article on Investing in Contemporary South African art..

Peter's artwork was selected to feature in the "His & Hers" Retail Therapy feature of the magazine.

2005 February : An Outing with Richard Rennie & students.
Acclaimed South African watercolorist, Richard Rennie and a group of his students visited the Pharoah Gallery for a morning with Peter, discussing his technique, style and inspiration.

2005 January : International Artist Magazine
In the Dec 2004/Jan 2005 issue of International Artist, Peter was featured in an eight page article describing his technique, style and inspiration with images of his artworks and a step by step technical demonstration.

2004 Getaway Magazine
The Pharoah Gallery in Wilderness was featured in an article entitled Trade Routes, detailing unique and unusual shopping locations in the Garden Route.

2004 April : A Morning with Peter Pharoah
A group of high school art students from Cape Town spent the morning with Peter at the Pharoah Gallery in Wilderness discussing his technique and art as a career.

2004 April : Universal Prints - Germany
Peter Pharoah is the only South African artist to be invited for inclusion in this catalogue series of fine art prints. Signed prints are available from the Pharoah Gallery in Wilderness or online with numerous vendors.

2003 Pasella
Charlene Truter from Pasella, a South African lifestyle magazine television programme interviewed Peter at the Pharoah Gallery and discussed his work and the day to day life of a full time artist living in the Garden Route.

2003 June : George Herald
Peter was interviewed for an article on the Arts & Entertainment pages of the George Herald community newspaper.

2002 Lifestyle Matters
A lifestyle magazine television programme visited Peter at the Pharoah Gallery to discuss his work and the day to day life of a full time artist...

2001 June : SA Artists
The Pharoah Gallery hosts SA Artists evening for artists of the Garden route.
Brian Snellgrove, international speaker and founder of hosted an evening an the Pharoah Gallery.

2001 March : Official opening of the Pharoah Gallery
The Pharoah Gallery on the banks of Wilderness Lagoon was officially opened by Alderman Andy Lamont, then Mayor of the Garden Route.

1999 March : First Solo Exhibition
His first solo exhibition entitled ""A Journey into Africa"" was held at the Knysna Fine Art gallery and featured a collection fo unique portrait studies of tribal Africa."

1998 November: Fine Art Career
Peter moves to Wilderness and embarks on his career as a fine artist working in oils on canvas and board.

1994 : Freelance illustrator in the advertising industry
Peter was proficient in all mediums, airbrush, pastels, gouache, acrylics etc. Under enormous pressure to produce storyboards for TV commercials, renderings for ad campaigns as well as finished art for seemingly impossible deadlines, he thrived in this difficult environment creating a sound work ethic which he relies on today.

1992 : Young & Rubicam
On completion of his studies, Peter joined the internationally acclaimed advertising agency, Young & Rubicam where he worked as an art director and illustrator.

1969, Born in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Peter's parents were thrilled with the arrival of their third son, who, from an early age showed an interest in art, following in his mother's footsteps to become one of South Africa's most popular contemporary artists.

1986 December Matriculated from Kearsney College in Kwazulu Natal

1989 December Completed a Graphic Design Diploma at Witwatersrand Technicon, Gauteng, South Africa.

Peter was a recipient of the Wilsenach Young Designers Award as well as the illustrious Natal Schools Art Award and the Grahamstown Art Festival Award.

Peter's paintings grace the walls of many private and corporate collections including SAPS head office in Germany, Anglo American in London and many others on all continents around the world from Switzerland and Germany to Italy, France and Spain, the United Kingdom, Australia, Africa, the United States and Canada.

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