Peter was just about everything David ever wanted in a man. He was attractive, smart, young, innocent, and in great need of David’s guidance. Peter became a favorite subject of Davids’s, and the many drawings of him show the informal intimacy of the two.
Peter transferred to Los Angeles from Santa Cruz and moved into an apartment with Hockney. During the day, David would paint, but at night the two would often lie in bed drinking wine and reading. David was very happy.