AN ARTIST living on Anglesey has recently seen his dreams come true as his paintings have been displayed at a popular gallery on the island.

Peter Turley, 74, is originally from Liverpool but has lived in Brynteg since 1981 alongside his wife Pamela, to whom he has been married for 52 years.

Three pieces painted by Peter have recently been put on display at an exhibition at the Oriel Ynys Môn gallery, Llangefni. Peter says he is delighted to have achieved a goal that he has wanted to complete since he was a seven-year-old living in Bootle.

"At that age, I was using chalk to draw cartoons in the street. I used to draw Batman and Superman to amuse the other kids." Peter explained.

"At school, I always came top of my class in art, and even had the chance of going to Bootle Art College, but I let that opportunity slip and have regretted it ever since.

"That's why whenever I pick up a brush nowadays I cannot stop painting. The images just pour out of me and I am at my happiest when I am painting."

Peter specialises in drawing images of striking Anglesey landscapes by using oils, acrylics and watercolours.

He says he was shocked when three of his paintings were snapped up immediately after the exhibition at Oriel Môn had opened.

"It was a real surprise, but what was even better was the fact that one of them had been placed directly opposite one of the works of Sir Kyffin Williams, who is a lifelong artistic idol of mine." Peter said.

Peter, who worked at Anglesey Aluminium in Holyhead for 21 years, believes that his love of art derived from his uncle who died in World War Two, as he too was a talented painter.

At home in Brynteg, Peter spends countless hours out in his studio in the garden and hopes to someday move on to painting portraits, with one particular person in mind.

"I would love to paint Megan Markle someday." Pete said.

"She has a wonderfully alive face which radiates a zest for living and so she would be the ideal subject to paint."