Approved: 16.08.2006

Peter Donald Granville - Edmunds

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
The artist's works are painted directly in response to music. He attempts to translate the essentially abstract nature of music to express emotion in paint in a more direct way, transcribing the fundamental structure and rhythm of musical composition, developing and harmonising pictorial themes as a composer would write music. Peter`s work is always an adventure, a never ending journey,

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  • Location: Cheltenham, South West
 

Biography

Concepts The artist's works are painted directly in response to music. He attempts to translate the essentially abstract nature of music to express emotion in paint in a more direct way, transcribing the fundamental structure and rhythm of musical composition, developing and harmonising pictorial themes as a composer would write music. Peter`s work is always an adventure, a never ending journey, and exploration, a discovery, a physical and intellectual experience. He is passionately interested in the process of `getting there`, continuously reworking, rubbing down, and scraping the surface which he describes as the `soul of the painting'. Influences Collage, synesthesia, classical music. Cy Twombly, Franz Kline, Motherwell, ENGLISH painters. Career path 2001 MA, Fine Art. University of Gloucestershire. 1999 1st Class BA Hons degree, Visual Arts and Combined Studies, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education. 2001-2002 Part-time Lecturer, Adult Education, University of Gloucestershire. 2002-present Independent Tutor, Life Drawing, Cheltenham. Presently Art Advisor to South-West Arts. He was invited by the BBC to speak about his exhibition `Painting Sound'. Granville-Edmunds has had numerous exhibitions in England and has a number of works in private collections in Europe and the USA.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2006 - Bewdley Select, Bewdley, Worchester 2005 - 'Feeling', Martine International Fine Art Gallery, Cheltenham 2002 - Painting Sound, International Festival of Music 2001 - Ten Paintings, Le Petit Blanc Salon, Cheltenham Group exhibitions 2006 - Biennale dell' Arte Contemporanea, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy 2006 - Cheltenham 'OPEN', University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham 2005 - REINVENT, Oxford Visual Art Gallery, Oxford 2004 - RBSA 'OPEN' 2004/5/7, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham 2003 - RSWA OPEN, Royal South West Academy, Bristol 2002 - CISAC Biennial World Congress, Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, London 2002 - Society of Graduate Artists and Designers, Mall Galleries, London 2001 - Contemporary Art, Mariners Gallery, Norway Square, St, Ives 2001 - MA Final Show, Pittville Gallery, University of Gloucestershire 2000 - Boomerang, Graduates Exhibition, Art Education Centre, Winchcombe Street 1999 - Locations, Visual and Fine Art, Blackfriars Priory, Gloucester 1999 - Paintings Final Year BA Hons., Pittville Gallery, College of Higher Education 1999 - Struggle and Evolution, Mariners Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall