Thanks to everybody who took the time to vote for our Author of the Month. It’s been a tight race, and we’re honored to announce British artist Peter Wenman as our winner by a single vote.
We reached out to Peter to learn more about him, and what we found was a genuinely interesting character and artist.
“I’ve been drawing as long as I can remember, it’s something I’ve always done.
I like to draw and i like to travel and am happiest when doing both. When I was younger I took a year off to travel before going to university but this extended into twenty years of movement with ten of those living in South East Asia.”
Peter says he’ll draw “with anything that leaves a mark” on his Moleskine sketchbook, and still remembers his first experience with Moleskine.
“I first heard of Moleskine books while reading Songlines by Bruce Chatwin many years ago. I bought my first one in an art shop in Amsterdam and have been using them ever since. I love the way ink dries on it, it’s something I haven’t been able to replicate in any other sketchbook.”
He drew “The Pasty Shop”, his winning artwork, whilst working in Cambridge Market, and recalls having to wait for interesting characters to finish it. “I drew the upper part first, then I left spaces in the shop area and wait until interesting characters come along to fill it”.
When asked for a piece of advice for young artists, Peter’s answer is simple: “Draw everything all the time!”
Just like with every Author of the Month, we made custom notebook sleeve and bookmark templates to honor Peter’s work. You can download them for free in the “Workshops” section on myMoleskine.