Phaedra Peer's work is mostly figurative as she finds this the most effective way of depicting something emotive. Often she will take an innocent or commercial subject matter (typically female celebrity figures) and somewhere along the process of painting it she realises it has turned into something quite haunting. Peer believes this is how her thoughts of modern day celebrity figures manifest themselves in the work - she finds this industry corrupt and terrifying and is interested in portraying images that reflect this as opposed to the glitz and glamour that many others see in this world.
Phaedra likes to construct images in black and white before going back and adding selective colour to areas, aiming to achieve though this process, a more profound understanding of the work.
Graphics and Illustration Foundation degree Brighton City College, Distinction Level
December 2011, Featured Artist at Sanctum Soho Hotel
October 2011, Art for Youth at Royal college of Art