William Smith
William Smith
Shelly Perkins
Shelly Perkins
Catherine Van Giap - fish panel
Catherine Van Giap
Jill Crowther
Jill Crowther
Harbour by Lorenzo Gavarini
Lorenzo Gavarini

Peter Horrocks

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Artwork for Peter Horrocks

Forming Together in Nine

Linear Void

Earth Divided

Coal Dust Pigment Works

Emerging Earth, Predella Piece

From the New Order Series

Interaction in Nine

The Broken Order


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How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I am interested in fragments of the landscape and geological features. 'Landmarks', 'Earth Works', and 'Freedom and Constraints' are regular themes.
I explore natural earth pigments and other natural materials in my practice. The pigments are used both dry as well as being added to acrylic binders.
Surfaces are layered revealing colours beneath. I work on handmade papers, acid free boards, canvas and plywood panels.
Drawing is a regular part of my practice as is a regular small work every Sunday in special sketchbooks - at the last count over 360 works since the idea started. 'The New Order' is a series of new works exploring natural monochrome media started in lockdown.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

The creative process is fundamental to my way of life and is a daily activity. The discipline of working in the studio is a journey of discovery.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am an abstract artist.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I began a teaching career in London and moved to Herefordshire in 1971. I have always had a studio and exhibited my work. After retirement I developed my practice and ran workshops, one to one mentoring and delivered talks about my practice. I have been involved with h.Art since its inception and I have also curated Art Festivals in Presteigne, Leominster and Kington and 'In the Mind's Eye' at The Sidney Nolan Trust.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Studied at Leicester College of Art, Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art and a Post Graduate Teaching Cert. at London University.
Invited to join Abstract Edge in in 2005
Member of the Artists Collective, 'Vulgar Earth"

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Solo Exhibition, Clearwell Caves, Forest of Dean
Marches Makers Festival , Kington May 2024
'Elements' , Made in the Marches Gallery
'An Art Showcase', Canwood Gallery, Herefordshire
Found Gallery, Brecon
Art at The Judges Lodgings , Presteigne, Powys

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Made in the Marches Gallery, Church Street, Kington
(From September 2021) The Found Gallery, Brecon
Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge

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