Peter Stanaway was born in Manchester in 1943 and studied BA Hons. (Fine Art) at Manchester University.
Peter has exhibited across the North including at Manchester Art Gallery, Salford Art Gallery, Bury Art Gallery, Stockport Art Gallery, Liverpool Cathedral, Todmorden Art Gallery, and the Hayfield Gallery.
Peter Stanaway is collected across the Northern Art scene and offers a style which is a flattened perspective with colourful combinations of graphic blocks portraying figures and urban scenes mostly related to work and life around the North.
He was head of art at the Salford School of Art and later taught art and ceramics in a special needs school in Oldham until his retirement since when he has continued as a professional artist.