We are thrilled to be holding a joint exhibition featuring new work by James Kerr and Peter Kettle. Both artists have very different styles but with a wonderful understanding of texture and colour their work complements each other.
James Kerr - 'Resonance'
James spent his early years as a decorative painter working with many of London’s leading interior designers. With his wonderful understanding of colour, paint and form he now devotes his energies to his passion for easel painting. In his strong and colourful still life and landscape paintings he freely acknowledges his inspiration from many great 20th Century Modernists. Influences of British abstractionist work of William Scott and Paul Feiler are self-evident. More recently he has fallen under the poetic spell of the tragic Russian/French painter Nicolas de Stael, something which is becoming apparent in his newer work.
He starts his paintings with simplified drawings of shapes and blocks of colour based on his subject matter. It then takes a journey towards abstraction by way of vivid colours, mark making and scraping back using both knife and brush. Reworked several times until eventually the work is resolved.
To quote the British illustrator and commentator Ralph Steadman: “The paint itself is also an object – it is subject to its own motivation, rules and dynamic which the artist must overcome, ignore or amplify”.
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Peter Kettle - 'Meadows to Waterfalls'
n his newest collection, British contemporary artist Peter Kettle revisits and discovers the outstanding natural beauty of Britain’s landscapes and waterways; journeying across Wales, Scotland and the Cotswolds.
A keen rambler, Peter Kettle brings together dramatic scenes from scaling Mt. Cadair Idris in Wales, exploring the Kyle of Tongue along the North Coast of Scotland; and the calm and pensive abstractions of the local Cotswold water meadows and fields.
Working primarily in oils and mixed media, Peter immerses himself in the landscape. These stunning paintings are celebrated by his abstract approach, visceral textures and evocative use of light on land and water; from waterfalls to meadows. His paintings go through a number of stages, deconstructed and layered, to form a complex expression of his subject matter. Peter considers himself a documentarian and an expressive landscape artist.
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The joint exhibitiion opens on Saturday, 18th March. Please join us for a glass of champagne and meet the artists. The exhibition continues until 1st April.