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, 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.