Peter Inglis: Artist | Musician | Educator | Author


Peter Inglis has been working performing, writing and teaching in the arts for 40 years.

Inglis Academy. - Image © Peter Inglis, 2020
Engage in the world of fine art at Inglis Academy.

Peter has created a an art system which unlocks people's creativity by painting the Masterworks of Western Art.

Art Coaching

In one of Peter's coaching sessions students complete a Van Gogh, Monet or Cezanne!

Students at Inglis Academy with their 4 hour Monet. - Image © Peter Inglis, 2020
Students at Inglis Academy with their 4 hour Monet.


The syllabus gives them access to over 100 masterwork paintings, including works by Cezanne, Gauguin, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, as well as courses in the Chevreul Colour Method, Drawing, Floral, Landscape, Portraiture, Pop Art, Photo-Realism, Still Life and Seascapes.

No previous painting experience is necessary.

He says: " Whether you are a total beginner, an art student or already a practicing professional, seize the day and lift your game! No experience necessary! My innovative approach to the Western traditions will give your creative expression a huge boost."

Peter Inglis' art coaching takes place within the context of western Culture. - Image © Peter Inglis, 2020
20 minutes into a Renoir.

" How do we do it? By using Peter's unique process oriented system based on a deep practical knowledge of the methods used by Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh and other masters of Western art."

Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1665
I create teaching aids specific to each session.
Tone | Original image | Colour analysis and matching reference.

Peter Inglis' art coaching takes place within the context of western Culture. - Image © Peter Inglis, 2020
Peter Inglis' art coaching references many aspects of western Culture.

The skills developed by painting in this process driven way are the same as those required for creative problem solving in many situations. Most of his students are busy professionals who love art as a hobby, and find that as their art skills develop, so does their ability to think creatively.

Peter's 90 second Monet. - Image © Peter Inglis, 2020
90 seconds into a Monet.

Artist & Performance Artist

Peter's connections to the Australian landscape extend back to his great-great-great grandmother, who arrived here on the First Fleet in 1788. His mother grew up in rural Australia and Peter himself attended James Ruse Agricultural High School where he learned how to farm and shear sheep!

Peter finds that interpreting the Australian landscape through the lens of French Impressionism gives him a direct and authentic experience.

One of his favourite artists is Claude Monet, whom he refers to as "the Bach of Art" due to Monet's large artistic vocabulary and extensive body of work.

Peter has gone to the trouble of sourcing original pigments and making his own paint.
He has gone to the trouble of sourcing original pigments and making his own paint.

Peter painting in the Kimberleys, Western Australia.
Peter painting the Pentecost River Crossing in the Kimberleys, Western Australia.


Peter wrote his first book at age 13: "A Lab Manual for Inorganic Chemistry".

He currently has 28 titles in print which cover the fields of painting, drawing and musical performance.

Art ebooks | Music ebooks

He is the creator and curator of MiGMan's Flight Sim Museum, where he has written thousands of articles on the history of Flight Simulation.

Peter has written feature articles and reviews in the gaming press, promoted flight simulation on mainstream media, written submissions to Senate inquiries on Defence issues and conducted a Masterclass on ABC TV. More here: MiGMan in the Press.

Peter painting in his studio.
Peter Inglis painting in his studio (image from the Daily Telegraph).


Peter has performed music professionally for nearly four decades, covering nearly every style and genre. He has performed concerts from the Sydney Opera House to the Australian outback.

One of his main passions is presenting 400 years of musical history in solo guitar concerts.

Peter is well known for his interpretations of masterworks by Van Gogh, Monet and Gauguin. He enjoys painting Sydney landscapes and also takes portrait commissions.

My Gerard Gilet classical guitar

June 15th, 2011 - This week I visited Gerard Gilet's Sydney workshop to order a Gilet Concert Classical. Gestation period is about 8-12 weeks! Happy Days!

I have wanted to own and play one of Gerard Gilet's Concert Classical guitars for many years. My venerable K. Yairi's, a YC-90 and a YC-100, have served me well, but now is the time for them to enjoy their retirement, while I step up to a real thoroughbred!

My Gerard Gilet classical guitar 2: Construction

August 18th, 2011 - These images show the main components of my Gilet Concert Classical guitar being assembled.