Artwork for Pete Bryden
Raintown - 75cm x 90cm
Afterburn - 75cm x 90cm
Chameleon - 120cm x 150cm
Now Fades the Glimmering Landscape on the Sight - 55cm x 50cm
Buttercups - 50cm x 55cm
My paintings tend to fall into two categories - semi abstract landscapes (imaginary, but certainly influenced by the beautiful Wye Valley and surrounding area) and non-representational abstract (ie nothing recognisable apart from shapes and colour). I nearly always start painting without any pre-conceived idea as to what I'm going to paint, so each work is an exciting journey into the unknown.
Artists are free to create, and I love to create. Give me a blank canvas, a few pots of paint, some palette knives, a J cloth, a sponge and a tiny paintbrush and I'll be off with the fairies!
I am an artist, mainly creating abstract and abstract landscape paintings.
I studied art for a short time (it's a long story!) at the North Oxfordshire School of Art, and I have a few fingers in a few creative pies. I've been commissioned to illustrate and to draw cartoons, and I'm also a musician, playing piano and bass - I also write songs. In 2004, I created and produced 26 episodes of a stop frame animated children's TV series for the BBC called Summerton Mill which was broadcast around the world and is available online. Abstract and non-representational art is my passion. Because I rarely use brushes, the colour of my fingernails usually matches the colours in my most recent painting!
My paintings are available to be seen and purchased from Greenstage Gallery near Worcester. I have also been exhibited in Gallery at Home in Usk, Creates Gallery in Monmouth, The Gaff (an amazing Michelin-listed restaurant in Abergavenny), The Gaff in Bath (another amazing restuarant - wait for it - in Bath!) and in online exhibitions and competitions.
Greenstage Gallery, The Hop Pocket, Worcester WR6 5BT
The Gaff, The Courtyard, Lion Street, Abergavenny NP7 5PE