Peter Turnbull

12 - 29 November 2017

Peter was born on Merseyside and studied art in Chester, Nottingham, and the Royal College of Art in London. He has been exhibiting for many years and this is his third show for us here at Ffin y Parc.

 

His mastery and control of his medium is impressive, born of meticulous preparation, and his understanding of the history and techniques of British landscape painting is clear.

 

But what gives Peter's work its quiet, compelling conviction is its reticence and restraint. It is mightily subtle and is prepared to wait until it has your full attention! These works inhabit those liminal places: places where the land gives way to the sea, where day and night are slipping over each other, where sleep rises and memory swirls. Here, alone in the silence away from the constant clamour and the incessant hum, in the half-light, perhaps the answers nearly come...

 

There is a yearning and comfort in these works, a wisdom and contentment which gives them a power that is unusual and restorative.