A felled log across a stream can provide a temporary bridge, while a feat of engineering in the form of a suspension bridge can make a bold statement of welcome across a dramatic ravine. Bridges connect people; they can lead to other places or be a destination in themselves, but most importantly, they must be securely anchored at each end.
I find that these anchored pillars create a tension at opposite ends of the span, and this tension forms the basis of my series of abstracts.
Peter Town is a born storyteller, gifted with an ability to translate both everyday quirks and deeper philosophical musing through his work. Often using strong lines, striking colours and symbolism in his pictures, Town has built a vibrant portfolio.
Born in Bethnal Green, he grew up in Liverpool and was later educated at Bath Academy of Art and the Royal College of Art. Taking advantage of his ability to communicate ideas visually, he went on to enjoy a successful career as a designer while he continued to paint and develop his artistic style through drawing, painting, photography, and printmaking.
While many of Town’s paintings use strong shapes and primary colours, such as the Stairscapes series, others are quieter and more contemplative, representing a more tranquil inner space.
His Abstracts series features works where the narrative is more ambiguous but ever-present. He sees landscapes, interior spaces and natural forms as abstract shapes and colours, transcribing these in his unique style onto paper and canvas.