Artist in the Community

"I enjoy working on projects with others, helping release creativity and see ideas develop and flourish. It’s an exhilarating process” he says, “besides being great fun, I consider it a privilege to be able to create something to enhance the environment and to be left as a legacy for all involved."

Recycled Project Tower Gardens in Chelmsford (2006)

At the invitation of Chelmsford Borough Council Peter worked with a group of Home Educated children designing and creating a mosaic sundial and a bottle top path.

Halstead Baptist Church Cross (2010)

Peter was invited to create and install a mosaic on the front section of Halstead Baptist Church. The church community were all encouraged to lay tiles on the cross and a colourful celebration of their faith now hangs for all to see.

Boreham Landscape Mosaic (2012)

A community project designing and producing two large mosaic panels for an exterior wall in a new development in Boreham village. Commissioned by Chelmer Housing Partnership.

"I am very pleased to unveil this mosaic. It’s fantastic, it depicts famous buildings in Boreham, and the artist worked so closely with the local children. It certainly brightens up the housing development." Nov 2012

Martin Dean, Chairman of Essex Housing Association CHP

Compass Gardens Mosaic South Woodham Ferrers (2007)

A commission from Chelmsford Borough Council Parks Department, for the public garden. Peter designed and installed this large wall mosaic representing the natural habitat of the estuary, with three community groups.

"Testament to working with the community in the making and installation, this work wasn’t immediately vandalised, and has enhanced a very open space with creativity."

Chelmsford Cathedral Centenary Mosaic (2014)

An artist commission project to celebrate the centenary of Chelmsford Cathedral, in the reimaging of an icon of Christ, by local Christian artist Peter Harrington. The project initiated by Youth Minister Tim Leeson involved the people of Chelmsford working alongside the artist to create a stunning edition to the cathedral.

"The mosaic is so much more than a beautiful work of art. In a way that I don't think any of us could have predicted, it invites people to cross the threshold. People walking through the cathedral grounds catch a glimpse of the gold halo and are drawn in to find out more. And maybe that is part of the way it was made – yes, Peter set the template and created the design, but from the outset it has been a work people have done together, so the finished product is a real expression of community."

Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford Cathedral serving Essex & East London

"I loved working with Peter on this project. It was a real pleasure to connect with someone so passionate about the creative process, and who really understand the motivation behind the piece. I would definitely recommend Peter to anyone looking to undertake a similar project; he is a guarantee of quality!"

Tim Leeson, Youth Minister at 53a, Chelmsford Cathedral