Approved: 06.05.2016

Peter Austin

Artist

Approved: 06.05.2016

Born in 1942,I was brought up in Dorset and studied painting at Bournemouth College of Art. During 1962 to 1964, following the award of a Travelling Scholarship, I lived and painted in southern Sweden where I was also able to exhibit my work. 

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  • Location: Padbury nr.Buckingham, South East
 
 

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    Artist Statement

    Born in 1942,I was brought up in Dorset and studied painting at Bournemouth College of Art. During 1962 to 1964, following the award of a Travelling Scholarship, I lived and painted in southern Sweden where I was also able to exhibit my work. 

    In 1966 I began a forty year career in art education,teaching at a senior level , inspecting art in schools  and  examining  GCSE and A Level art. In 2006 I made the decision to return to full-time painting. 

    Having grown up on the Dorset coast,my early works were responses to familiar and much-loved places such as Portland and the Purbecks. Although these places are sometimes returned to for source material,much of my more recent work has been made in response to a wider range of subject matter,often prompted by memories and recollections of times,places and experiences.

    In addition to this widening of subject matter I have shifted towards work that now shows a greater concern for the problems associated with making a painting that will exist in its own right,as a thing in itself,as a piece of music might do,whilst still being a response to a visual and personal experience,something derived from the looking and feeling that precedes the making without being illustration.

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    See above + since 2006:

     

    County Museum,Aylesbury: Group Exhibition:  2007

    Bucks Open Studios  2007 to present

    Bedford Street Gallery,Woburn: Gallery artist: 2007 - 2012

    Carina Haslam Fine Art: Gallery artist: 2009 - 2012

    Paul Watts Arthouse Gallery,Bournemouth: Gallery artist 2012 - 2016

    Solo Exhibition Paul Watts Arthouse Gallery: 2013

    Russell Cotes Museum and Gallery,Bournemouth (Group Show): 2013

    Royal West of England Open: 2014

    Royal Academy Summer Show: 2014

    Menier Gallery,London (Group Show): 2016

    Claydon Gallery,Claydon House,Buckingham (Group Show): 2017

    Royal Academy Summer Show: 2017

    Royal West of England Open: 2017

    Claydon Gallery,Claydon House,Buckingham "A Sense of Place" (Group Show) 2018

    Royal West of England Open 2018

    Claydon Gallery Summer Exhibition 2018

    Claydon Gallery Spring Exhibition 2019