Peter Betts Contours
conceptual abstract paintings of places in the USA

original paintings, limited edition prints

Married to screenwriter / novelist Pat Silver-Lasky, the couple decided to head for Pat’s homeland and left London, England for Orange County in 2009.
Peter’s career took him from the drawing board on projects such as Concorde to Marketing Manager for international concerns: Philips, Bosch and Sanyo.

During this time he painted and sold over 400 watercolors echoing the Chinese style of brushwork and subjects: horses, cats and dogs.
He continued to draw as he ran a small advertising/promotion company.
Peter returned to an earlier skill and in the ensuing years supplied cartoons to magazines and newspapers. He has had eight
books of cartoons published.

His return to painting is prompted by his love of living in America.

Peter takes time out from his Contours paintings to write an occasional blog. This highlights aspects of his past life encompassing his days as a film extra in the U.K., before he emigrated to California. Stories in store include his doubling for Paul McCartney, Jon Voight (as Lara Croft’s father), memories of Harry Potter and more.

His cartoons continue to expand The ‘Wacky World of…’ series which includes Doctors, Lawyers, Workers, Handymen and others. Also growing is his collection of  Kicker–Soccer Dude series of daily cartoons which are beginning to appear on the blog page of this website.
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