Born London 1955


Studied London (Chelsea School of Art ) 1974-1978


Moved to Sussex 1980


Currently full time professional artist, art teacher and was a trustee of The National Open Art Competition for seventeen years.



Solo Exhibitions include:

2016 - "Sempre Endavant, Mai Morirem", Menier Gallery with Zimmer Stewart Gallery

2015 - "Raindrops on Roses", Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel

2014 - "We Love London", Hoxton Arches, Hoxton with Zimmer Stewart Gallery

2013 -  The Gallery, Shoreditch, London, ‘Form and Process’

2012 – Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel

2011 – ‘London Seen’, Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel

2009 – ‘Alpine Paintings’ Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel

2008 – ‘Sussex Landscapes’ Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel

2006 – ‘Metamorphosen’, Galerie Stapfelhus, Weil am Reim, Germany

2006 – ‘New York Paintings’West Stoke House, Chichester

            Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel

2005 – Saddlers Row Gallery, Petworth

2003 – ‘Figures’ Sheridan Russell Gallery, London

2002 – Saddlers Row Gallery, Petworth

2001 – Sheridan Russell Gallery, London

2000 – L’Artichaut Gallery, Chichester

1999 – Recent Works from Skyros, Deborah Bates Gallery, London

1994 – Seaford College, Duncton, Sussex

            Stanstead House, Rowlands Castle, Sussex

1991 – Capron House, Midhurst

1989 – The Grange, Rottingdean, Brighton


Group Exhibitions include:


2017 - Ruth Borchard Portrait Award, Piano Noble Kings Place, London

2017 - Mixed Show, Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel

2016 - 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Oxmarket, Chichester

2013 – Highgate Contemporary, London, The LONDON Exhibition

2012 – Medici Gallery, London, Cityscapes; Highgate Contemporary, Piers Ottey, Phil Tyler, Work from the Figure

2011 – Medici Gallery, London, The Geometry of Painting; The London Group, Cello Factory, London

2010– Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel

2009– Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel

2008 – Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel

2006 – Oxmarket, Chichester, Piers Ottey and Michael Frith

2004 – Rowley Gallery, London

2003 – ‘Unpacked’, Chichester; ‘You are here’, Havant Arts Centre, Havant

2002 – Piers Ottey and Stig Evans, The Mill Studio

2001 – Peters Barn Gallery, Midhurst; 101 Goswell Road, Barbican, London; Beatrice Royal Gallery, Southampton

2000 – Sheridan Russell Gallery, London; L’Artichaut, Chichester; The Red Gallery, Marlow; Beatrice Royal Gallery, Southampton; Royal Academy, London

1999 – L’Artichaut, Chichester; The Red Gallery, Marlow; Space and Light, Chichester Festivities, Bishop’s Palace; Portsmouth Open, Portsmouth

1998 – Chichester Open; Beatrice Royal Gallery, Southampton; Portsmouth Open, Portsmouth

1993 – Art’ 93, London

1990 – Four Sussex Painters, Paris, France

1982 – Amberley Fine Art Centre, Sussex

1981 – Amberley Fine Art Centre, Sussex

1980 – Sussex Artists, Brighton; Bath Contemporary Arts Fair

1978 – Stowells Trophy, Royal Academy, London



Publications, Reviews and Prizes


2009 – Sussex Life, Piers Ottey, Artist

2008 – Essay, Piers Ottey, New Work, Mary Rose Beaumont

2007 – Winner Bath University Painting Prize.

1999 – Essay, Piers Ottey , New work from Skyros, Norbert Lynton

1999– Feature, Exhibit A magazine.

1994 – Landscape in a square , The Artist

1989 – Piers Ottey , New Work, West Sussex Gazette


Public & Corporate Collections include


Exxon Mobil, St Richards Hospital, Grant Thornton, Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery, Worthing Museum, Pallant House Gallery, St Thomas’s Hospital.


Private Collections

London, New York, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Denmark amongst others.

Piers Ottey works in studios in Hackney, London and in Arundel, Sussex.

Much of his work derives from visiting places at home and abroad. He has worked on images from the mountains of Switzerland to city paintings of New York and London.


His recent shows have been in London (Shoreditch) and at Zimmer Stewart in Arundel, where he has shown regularly for seven years. Other shows include Germany, Paris, Highgate, London, Battersea and King's Place Gallery London.


His most recent work includes images of South West France, urban London, vintage motorcycles and figure work. His work has moved from the square format of the past to rectangles and he likes to work on large scale canvases.


His work continues to be concerned with colour as well as with the relationship between natural space and flat surface geometry.