William’s work is on exhibition in the sculpture park

William Peers was born in 1965 and studied at Falmouth Art College after which he was apprenticed to a stone-carver, Michael Black, from 1989-1991. His earliest carvings were figurative and followed that long history of English stone carving brought to prominence in the 20th Century by Henry Moore and Eric Gill. Gradually Peers’s work became more and more abstract.

He has carved stone for the past twenty years, exploring both figuration and abstraction. He exhibits regularly with the John Martin Gallery, London and Everard Read, London as well as in group exhibitions across the UK. William has mainly worked with Hornton stone, Carrara marble and Portuguese marble. His work falls into three categories:

Wall hung sculpture
Free-standing sculpture
Landscape and garden sculpture

Peers’s carvings have as much affinity with painting as sculpture. The work lies somewhere between the two, with as much in common with abstract painters, Paul Klee and Barnet Newman as with Moore and Gill. Peers lives and works in North Cornwall.