42 x 30 cm | 15 x 11 in
'Mottled Hedgerows across Brecon Beacons', original painting in mixed media on board. "Inspired by the painterly gestures of Anselm Kiefer's destructive style of painting in landscape, I stumbled across a meadow swallowed by the Brecon Beacons. Ablaze with colour and beneath pockets of blue sky, I was overwhelmed by the energy of the scene in front of me. Layering clay and oil, I wanted to seize the broader rhythms of the undulated passages of mottled colour and weather-beaten hedgerows. Like many of my adventures in painting, I stumble into unforgiving conditions and at times find the fluctuations of light and weather anarchic. It is this energy that I like to bring to my paintings with Catholic ardour. "
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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.