earthy inhabitants, deep rooted

#faithfortified – deep rooted belief

Four subjects caught my eye in this charming Italian mountain village, the red tower, the terraced houses, a church door and the castle – to have four suitable subjects in one place was too good an opportunity to miss.

Each painting focuses on a different aspect of this remote fortified village; the red tower speaks of its pride and achievement, the terraced houses of its earthy inhabitants, the church of its deep rooted faith and the castle of its strength when facing adversity.

Red Tower di Frontone
Red Tower di Frontone: A striking red tower with a clock face at each aspect stands as a beacon of permanence and familiarity – July 2011 – 40 x 30 cm / 16″ x 12″ [Cat:742]
Castello di Frontone
Castello di Frontone: An imposing Castello at the entrance to the village, long since redundant but still giving comfort to residents – July 2011 – 40 x 30 cm / 16″ x 12″ [Cat:739]
Church Door di Frontone
Church Door di Frontone: A sturdy church door, impregnable at first sight, reveals on closer inspection a little bicycle plank on its steps – July 2011 – 40 x 30 cm / 16″ x 12″ [Cat:740]


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.