Sarah Wiseman Gallery presents brand new work by acclaimed young landscape painter Peter Kettle.
Inspired by the varied landscape of the British countryside, Peter Kettle turns his attention to the wide expanses and gentle hills of Oxfordshire. Beginning with a walk along the Glyme Valley Way from Chipping Norton to Woodstock, Peter intends to take in pathways and gently rolling countryside in and around Oxford. The route passes ancient sites of abandoned villages and Roman remains, marking out an area steeped in history and local lore. Peter immerses himself in this, as well as the landscape itself by walking through it, observing and making drawings along the way before returning to his studio to begin painting.
His typical style is highly expressive and textured, using a variety of materials from oil paint to clay and acrylic. The result is painting that is highly attuned to the landscape in all its senses from terrain to the weather elements.
Peter Kettle was born in Wales and brought up in a hamlet steeped in the ways of the hills and vales of Carmarthenshire. He went on to study fine art at West Buckland School in Devon on the edge of Exmoor and continued his studies in Cardiff.
He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and the Royal Cambrian Academy (RCA)