"My main choice of subject, my passion, is the human figure. While initially being fascinated by the detail of the bone, muscle and skin; my painting is now more concerned with the mass and character of the pose and the figure and the relationship to the immediate environment. I do not view a figure painting as a figure against a background, but rather as a unified whole where all the elements have value; in effect a figure landscape. " Peter Rutty. After successfully completing his study at Hornsey College of Art Peter Rutty spent several years working in advertising before setting up his own Graphic Design Company. Peter designed the principal exhibition for the first United Nations World Congress on the Human Environment which was held in Stockholm. Having always painted Peter retired form Graphic Design in 1998 to focus solely on his figurative painting.