Shingle washed together

#naturalforms – fluid sculpture

Natural forms, this project covers a wide area with the common theme of flowing lines. These can be found in the delicate contours of a body, the arch of a tree bough and in a stone sculpted on the seashore. Natural forms are created by growth, decay, erosion, and all the forces of wind rain and sun.

However, these shapes are formed by nature and not by the hand of man and so they have our admiration for their satisfying subtlety, beauty and fluidity.

Shingle washed together
Shingle washed together resembling a cluster of cells [Cat: 0340, East Dean beach white blank, 8 x 8″ / 20 x 20 cm, Acrylic on canvass board, 2017]


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.