Artwork for Peter Horrocks
Beneath the Surface, Peter Horrocks
Forming, Peter Horrocks
I always feel drawn to the abstract qualities of fragments in the landscape and in particular its geological structures. This has led to using natural earth pigments and clays in my practice. I have mined raw ochres from 300 feet down the old iron ore mine at the Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean. I collect others on my travels in the UK and abroad.
Studied Fine Art at Leicester College of Art and Chelsea School of Art 1964-68
A.T.C (Dist.) London University Institute of Education 1968-9
h.Art Open Studio annual participant since 2002
h.Art Steering Group member 2004 – 2011
Visual Arts selection panel member, Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford 2009
2017 – h.Art open studio, and every year since 2002
2017 Vulgar Earth, Canwood Gallery, Herefordshire
2017 Represented at the Timothy Hawkin’s Gallery, Hereford and Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge
217 Palace Art Fest. Hereford Cathedral
2017 Spring Forward, Made in the Marches Gallery, Kington
2016 This Living Earth, Leg of Mutton Gallery, Kington.
2016 Showburough House, Tewkesbury
Selected Solo Exhibitions
9 Solo Exhibitions at the Silk Top Hat Gallery, Ludlow.
Down to Earth, Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford.
Landmarks, Terry Frost Gallery, King’s School, Worcester.
Published, limited edition hand tinted book, ‘From the Black Square’ abstract illustrations for the sonnets of John F Mason