Orizzonti: Casamavi, Pergola, Italy  7-21 October 2018

Santa Maria delle Tinte

Six new works were added to those shown at the Serra Sant’Abbondlo exhibition in September 2018.

Serra Sant’Abbondio, Le Marche, Italy  7-9 September 2018

Designed to coincide with this year’s festival of Santa Patrono in the town of Serra Sant’Abbondio, this exhibition showcases a small selection of Peter’s work from the last 20 years, during which he has become a regular visitor to this wild and mountainous region in north east Italy. His travels have resulted in a number of studies which capture its beauty and sense of history, on show here for the first time.

ORIZZONTI poster for exhibition

Serra Sant’Abbondio, Le Marche, Italy 7-9 September 2018. Architectural details sit alongside landscapes and natural forms, demonstrating a range of styles and techniques common to all of Peter’s work. A highlight of the show takes the form of a series of studies of the local mountain, Monte Catria, which illustrate its changing shape and character throughout one day in the summer of 2011, taking the viewer on a journey from morning mist to evening twilight via a wide range of striking, interpretive styles.

 

 

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By PT

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, vibrant colours and symbolism in his pictures, Town has combined a long and successful career as a designer and entrepreneur with a vibrant artist portfolio. Many of Town’s paintings use strong shapes and primary colours, such as the Stairs series, whilst others are quieter and more contemplative as they represent a more tranquil inner space. His abstract series of prints and paintings represent works where the narrative is more ambiguous but ever-present. He sees landscapes, interior spaces and natural forms as abstract shapes and colours and transcribes these onto canvas. Having studied at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham in the era when Michael Craig-Martin, Ian Hamilton Finlay and Jim Dine wielded their influence, Town went on to the Royal College of Art. Taking advantage of his brilliance for being able to communicate ideas through illustration, Town went on to have a hugely successful career over four decades as a designer. Throughout, he has continued to paint and to develop his artistic style through drawings, acrylics, photography, and printmaking.