Peter Hay, founder of Two Rivers Press

The Art of Peter Hay book coverPeter Hay (1951-2003) was a visionary artist whose work has a poetic and mystical quality. After studying Fine Art at Reading University, and two years away in Cornwall, Peter Hay settled in Reading for the rest of his life. He became a central figure in the local art community and was an inspirational teacher. In 1994 he founded Two Rivers Press which gave him the opportunity to pursue through illustration his passion for campaigning, his love of poetry and of history.

Peter Hay’s life and work is celebrated in a beautifully illustrated book we published in 2019. The Art of Peter Hay, written by John Froy and Martin Andrews, brings together the range of this prolific artist’s work for the first time.

In 2020 an online gallery dedicated to the work of Peter Hay was launched, curated by Jack Eatherley, and making available for sale a wide range of Peter Hay originals and prints. The pictures on sale are from three collections: English Landscapes, Landscapes and Myths, and Linocuts.

Visit the gallery here