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Peter Kettle

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Graduation Year: 2020

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Peter Kettle has recently been voted in as a Fellow for the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

Peter Kettle’s work has the surfaces of well-worn exterior walls, buffeted and corroded with the appearance of having withstood the effects of time and weather – a technique that gives his work an enlivening combination of stoicism and nostalgia. 

Artist Statement

 

 

An emerging talent and British Landscape Painter, Peter creates paintings by immersing himself in the landscape. He builds his work around planned journeys around his native Wales, and more recently, exploring the remotest regions of Patagonia and a challenging expedition to Everest Basecamp. Peter records colour, texture and weather elements in enpleinair paintings in sketches and on large canvas. Back in his studio he will work these studies up into ambitiously scaled, expressive landscape paintings, using paint and other media poured, rubbed and splashed onto the canvas. Having worked exclusively in oils, his technique has broadened to incorporate the use of French Chalk and Shellac with oil giving his paintings the impression of well-worn exterior walls, buffeted and corroded over time. The effect is a characterful, well weathered surface, stony and granular that is at the same time luminous with dramatic light.


In April 2019, Peter Kettle collected litter throughout a 14 day climb to Basecamp, Everest, to be recycled into enpleinair Oil and Collage paintings. With a large canvas roll strapped to his back, the aim of the project was to evocatively present and honour the landscape artistically, but also draw attention to concerns regarding waste management in the Himalayas. Kettle has since gathered the smaller field paintings and sketches to explore an abstract expressionist response to his experience. Large scale canvas work fill the collection with towering snow-capped peaks, winding valleys and vistas over gilded Stupa’s (buddhist prayer statue). The collection brings together a documentary, and an expression, of an expedition of mettle and art to the worlds tallest cathedral - Mt. Everest.

 

In 2014 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and the Royal Cambrian Academy (RCA) He was identified as 'One to Watch' by Moneyweek Magazine in the same year and in The Guardian in 2017. Peter Kettle is certainly an exciting young talent on the rise in contemporary landscape painting. He has made works of the Port Talbot Steelworks, The Taff Railway Trial to the Brecon Beacons (marking the coal transport route and source of the River Taff) and North Wales Slate Industry.

In 2018, Peter turned his attention to Patagonia, and spent 4 weeks retracing the steps of the Welsh Settlers Voyage. He also payed homage to Kyffin Williams trip to Trevelin in Patagonia 50 years ago to this year. Peter is growing into an international and investable artist, with pieces held in public and private collections worldwide.

 

 

 

Original works:

Prayer Flags Above Dingboche -...

By Peter Kettle

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Stupa and Mt.Lobuche - Nepal

By Peter Kettle

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Three Towers, Torres Del Paine...

By Peter Kettle

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Mt. Lobuche - Everest Basecamp...

By Peter Kettle

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Three Cliffs - Gower, Wales

By Peter Kettle

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Islands in the Bristol Channel...

By Peter Kettle

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Freshwater West - Pembrokshire...

By Peter Kettle

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Underfall Boatyard - Bristol H...

By Peter Kettle

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'Valley of the Rocks' (North D...

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Bending Light Atop of St. John...

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Stormy Crow-Black Clouds Brew ...

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A White-Washed Day

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Mottled Hedgerows across Breco...

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Putsborough - North devon

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Bull Horns Dig into the Mornin...

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Park Light

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Shipwrecked

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Woolacombe

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The Remains of Snow

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The Boathouse Study

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Misty Afternoon at Brecon Beac...

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Ogmore Seascape

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Winter's Day Near Wick, Glamor...

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Pitcot Pool

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Shade Wood

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Ogmore Sea-Lawns at Night

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Looking Across to Porthcawl

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King's Wood

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River Usk - March

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June - Calm seas at Southerndo...

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Merthyr Mawr - Fast Current

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Merthyr Mawr - Before the dune...

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Approaching the Black Mountain...

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Usk and Brecon

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Barry - Daylight seascape

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Sully

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Sully Island - Natural Causewa...

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Stream Through Merthyr Wood

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Encroaching Dunes - Merthyr Wo...

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Burrow's Well - Merthyr Mawr ...

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Sheep-Dipping Bridge - Methyr ...

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Moonlit Sea Over Ogmore

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Waves At Porthkerry

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Merthyr Wood

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Looking Out from Dunraven

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Marloes

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Sully Island - Clear day

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Sully Causeway

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Laugharne Estuary - "heron pri...

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Sugar Loaf - Black Mountains ...

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Amroth

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Cold Spring - Monmouthshire

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Port Talbot - Steelworks

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Laugharne Castle

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Mawddach Estuary - North Wales...

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Amroth Beach - Evening (South ...

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Corfe Castle - Dorset

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Avon River Night

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Lake Light - Snowdonia

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Snowdonia Landscape Study 2 - ...

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Brecon Beacons Landscape Study...

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The Cob - Porthmadog 2

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Baggy Point - North Devon

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Near Corris, Gwynedd - Wales

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Avon River, Near Keynsham

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Hartland Quay - North Devon

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Avon River, After Bath 2

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Sister Islands (Steep Holm and...

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The Cob - Porthmadog - Passing...

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Woolacombe Bay - North Devon

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Avon River - Silver Lining

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Brecon Beacons 1

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Near Strumble's Head - Pembrok...

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River Avon, Below Wick

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Llyn Padarn 2 - Llanberis

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Gyrn Du - Llyn Peninsula

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Port Talbot, Wales Coastal Pat...

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Tryfan, Across Llyn Ogwen

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Principality Stadium, Cardiff ...

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River Taff, Through the Trees ...

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River Taff, Morganstown (Wales...

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Dolwyddelan Castle

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Lake Gwynant

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Sun Down, Rough Sea

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Porthcawl, Rest Bay

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Porthcawl, Billowing Clouds

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LLyn Brenig - Lake light

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Pembrokeshire, Near Lydstep

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Sunset on Southerndown

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Last Light

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Vale of Glamorgan, Fields Over...

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Harvested Fields Near Woodstoc...

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Devil's Kitchen, Afternoon - S...

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Gwynant, Shoreline

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Marloes Coastal Path - Gatehol...

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