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ARTIST - ILLUSTRATOR
At the tender age of seven, he first watched the legendary Dudley D Watkins, a near neighbour in Dundee, draw Oor Wullie. That experience planted the seed which grew into Peter’s own career as an artist – and provided a remarkable link to the present day Broons and Oor Wullie.At age 16, Peter’s first illustration was published in Golf Monthly and his association with that magazine continued until 1989. At age 20 he joined D C Thomson, the Dundee publisher of newspapers, magazines and annuals. As a staff artist, his work appeared in a number of publications including the Peoples Journal, Secrets and the Scots Magazine. In the mid 60’s he left to work for I.P.C in London, before returning to Scotland as a freelance artist.In the late 70’s he began his first stint as illustrator of the Broons and Oor Wullie but quit in 1984 to forge a successful association with Span golf and Seve Ballesteros. Over the years the Ballesteros method, which Peter wrote and illustrated, appeared in numerous publications worldwide.Strips such as Hacker and Wayout West became popular in The Sunday Scot, but ended with the demise of that newspaper. In 1995 Peter Davidson began his second stint as artist for the Broons and Oor Wullie and they remain in his charge to this day. The Sunday Post strips continue to go from strength to strength and claim a huge worldwide following…
Peter Davidson has been a commercial artist for almost 40 years. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including national newspapers, sports magazines and books. He is also a painter. At present he is illustrating the iconic Broons and Oor Wullie for the Sunday Post.
Peter Davidson ...
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