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Peter immerses himself in a landscape by planning long walks, observing and making drawings along the way before returning to his studio to begin painting. In 2014 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and the Royal Cambrian Academy (RCA) He was identified as 'One to Watch' by Moneyweek Magazine in the same year, describing his painting as an 'alchemy of light and landscape'. Peter Kettle is certainly an exciting young talent on the rise in contemporary landscape painting. 'I base my approach on impressionism and go through a long process of obscurring and uncovering the composition through mixed media. By combining materials found outside of the formal approaches to painting; plaster (Gesso and French Chalk Powder), clay and shellac; a myriad of effects can unfold. I would say that is what makes the painting contemporary, but also it's a deconstruction of a sketch made based on traditional en plein air approach - painting directly outside. Through mixed media, I to create a palimpsestic surface, and work a composition over and over again. As a layer of colour, shape and form is applied, I scrape back those layers to uncover marks previously made. When seen up close, new compositions are revealed. These paintings need to be seen in the flesh to get an understanding of the textures and time that has been spent to create them. Last Year, Peter looked into an Industrial Wales, and at the heritage and future of Welsh Industry. He has made works of the Port Talbot Steelworks, The Taff Railway Trial to the Brecon Beacons (marking the coal transport route and source of the River Taff) and North Wales Slate Industry. He exhibited these alongside paintings of Bronze Age Stone Circles, Medieval Castles and Iron Age Hilltop Settlements to document the story of Wales.
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STORM ON THE ROCKS, SULLY, Price: £2900.00, Medium: Oil, acrylic and watercolour ink, Size: 120 X 80 CM
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