An exhibition by Welsh painter Peter Morgan starts the season of solo exhibitions at McAllister Thomas. The exhibition is driven by the natural beauty of Cornwall and the fisherman’s cottages hidden in the picturesque harbours.
Peter works mainly in acrylics, embracing a range of techniques including glazing, impasto and direct painting.
Painting buildings has always been at the heart of Peter’s drawing and paintings. Peter works directly from the environment, often revisiting places many times and in ever changing weather and seasons. Peter pays close attention to the architecture and the place it holds in the surrounding landscape.
“My work has become a direct response to the ever changing light, often changing with the weather. Changing my palette with mood and nature, from the black and brown hues of winter to the yellows and ochre of autumn. More so the bright and fresh greens, yellows and clear blue skies of springtime have special appeal in my working year.” Peter pays close attention to the architecture and the place it holds in the surrounding landscape.
Much of this latest body of work addresses the experience of being on his travels, often sketching the surroundings he observes during family holidays continue to strengthen his interest in the natural world whilst they also helped to develop a sense of awareness of the landscape and environment. His subjects are often incorporate the light, atmosphere and beauty of places he knows well. In all his paintings the aim is to convey some of this emotion to the viewer. Peter is most well known for his dramatic whitewashed cottages hidden behind stone walls, but he has painted further afield and hopes to continue doing so.
A full exhibition catalogue is available for this exhibition by contacting the gallery. The exhibition runs until the 15 September 2016