Peter Smith (painter)

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Peter Smith (born in Mansfield 1967) is a British artist.

The subject for which he is most well known is a striped rotund creature with the form of a hippopotamus but the stripes of a zebra, which are known as 'Zeppos' or 'Impossimals'.[1]

Smith is a self-taught artist who in 2005 contributed an artwork to the BBC's "Children in Need".[2] He became professional, teaming-up with Washington Green Fine Art Publishing to produce eight limited edition prints.[1]

In 2010 he took part in London's Elephant Parade, creating an 'Impossimal' version of a baby elephant.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Meet the Notts man behind crazy new 'twistory'". Nottingham Post. 29 February 2012. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  2. ^ BBC Radio Nottingham (30 November 2005). "Local artist Peter Smith has raised over £4000 for Children In Need". 
  3. ^ "Mansfield artist's elephant creation". Nottingham Post. 8 March 2010. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 

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