"Memories fade, but if you can actually put your stamp on life, in a tangible way... then I think that has shown what the person means to you,"

About Trevor Peckham-Cooper

After graduating from Art College in 1958 with an NDD (Hons) in graphic design, Trevor Peckham-Cooper worked for Holmewood Advertising on Chancery Lane as a junior visualiser. He spent his lunch breaks painting and drawing in the office whilst colleagues went out for lunchtime drinks. He soon built up a portfolio of 25 paintings and with a view to increasing his profile took the initiative of  recruiting two trans-atlantic airline captains in Heathrow to sell his paintings to art galleries during stopovers and rest periods in New York. Over the next 18 months,  the  airline captains generated an ample interest in his work, to such an extent that the galleries were purchasing his paintings for £2,500 each and providing comfortable additional revenue in the mid 1960’s.

 

Unfortunately the pressures of the corporate advertising agency ladder working for company’s such as Greenleys, Royds, Freeman Mathis & Milne and McKay & Partners required him to concentrate and focus his efforts on his career and following a period working in South Africa with the publicly quoted Empisal Group, Trevor started his own agency in 1974. The company had great success and was rated by Marketing Week as 85 in the top 100 UK agencies at the time. 

Following a successful advertising and marketing career spanning 30 years it was only in 2002 following the sudden death of his wife when Trevor rediscovered his love for painting. Over the following emotionally turbulent few years and with the responsibility of supporting and nurturing 7 children following the death of their mother, Trevor set about producing an original and contemporary collection which now numbers over 1,500 works. Trevor is currently developing contemporary stained glass techniques.