Born in 1966 Pete McKee explores various themes including working-class culture and humour. His passion for subcultures and music is also evident in his work, depicting mods and rockers as well as many musical greats including David Bowie, the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. As a self-taught artist Pete has developed a signature style partially influenced by his years as a professional cartoonist.
There are elements of a brightly coloured ‘Pop art aesthetic’ mixed with observational character study. His paintings consist of blocks of colour traced with fine black lines. This echoes the ‘Cloisonné’ style traditionally...