110 x 90 cm | 43 x 35 in
Original mixed media painting on Canvas.
"I use a carefully layered combination of Watercolour Ink, French Chalk with Linseed Oil, Oil Paint and Copper Inks. I work from paper sketches made en plein air and often take canvases to the location to lay down the watercolours. I then finish the painting and layering of mixed media in the studio. I have been painting and sketching the Port Talbot Steelworks for 3 years now and the compositional elements and movement of the town make it a remarkable location to paint in. I was inspired by L.S Lowry paintings of Northern England factories and wanted to interpret welsh industry in my own way. I visited Port Talbot for years throughout my childhood and feel perpetually inspired to create new methods and processes in painting the landscape. The Steelworks is an iconic landmark on the Wales Coastal Path and an important chapter in the story of welsh industry."
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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.