NZ Herald 28 Apr, 2021 20:30 am

The life of Queenstown artist Peter Beadle

The life of Queenstown artist Peter Beadle
Peter Beadle died aged 87 at Lakes District Hospital in February.

But his family says he never lost his appreciation of art and the beauty of his surrounds.The family says Peter was always anchored in the south of NZ and inspired by the beauty and awe of the environment, which he then revealed to others through his paintings.The family says the deeper meaning of life always held a great interest for Peter, leading him to become an avid exponent of the benefits of transcendental meditation since the '70s.''His last few years were spent content and happy in the environment that he loved, cared for by his family and a wonderful team of carers,'' his family says.

Peter eventually built a studio and art gallery at the front of their Invercargill property and when the couple relocated to the Whakatipu in the mid-'90s they built a home and art gallery near Arrowtown, where he continued to paint until he was in his 80s.Photo / Mountain Scene One of Queenstown's most highly-regarded artists is being remembered as a "Renaissance man", a lover of a good debate, an armchair philosopher and the holder of an irreverent sense of humour.

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