Peter Cunningham is a professional artist in Ottawa, Canada, who was born in England in 1951, a time when steam engines were still in use. That early stimulation resulted in a fascination with railways that would manifest itself later in his painting. Peter Studied at Stafford College of Art, and Byam Shaw School of Art, London. He now lives in Ottawa, working from his busy studio there. Though not exclusively a train painter, some of his more expressive works are based in that genre. He was recently elected an Associate member of the Guild of Railway Artists in the United Kingdom.