60 x 60 cm | 22 x 22 in
Original oil painting on canvas.
'At the entrance to Merthyr Mawr village is the 'Dipping Bridge' built in the 15th century with holes in the parapets where farmers once pushed reluctant sheep into the River Ogmore for a seasonal dip!
At the side of the bridge once stood an Inn where the landlord would rob and murder travellers en route to St. David’s shrine. After passing this bridge many times on my way to the dunes I have always been struck by the reflections and seasonal - or in this case, autumnal - bursts of colour across the banks. This painting inspired me to complete a series of works following the River Ogmore down to the mouth of Southerndown Beach.'
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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.