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Peter Lloyd

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Artwork for Peter Lloyd

And What of Marriage... Completing a commission. This is also available as a print

OLD COUNTIES MAP - A TWO YEARS PROJECT TO DESIGN AND CREATE THIS COLOURFUL MAP. ALSO AVAILABLE IN VARIOUS SIZES AS A LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

LOGS TO BURN - A TRADITIONAL VERSE, PERFECT FOR ANYONE WITH AN OPEN FIRE OR WOOD BURNER. ALSO AVAILABLE AS PRINTS

MARRIAGE VOWS - A BESPOKE COMMISSION AS A PRECIOUS WEDDING GIFT. ALWAYS DELIGHTED TO CREATE BESPOKE COMMISSIONS FOR YOUR SPECIAL OCCASION

THE LORD'S PRAYER - DETAIL SHOWING ILLUMINATED LETTERING WITH GOLD LEAF

RINGS OF POWER - AN INTRODUCTION TO LORD OF THE RINGS. ALSO AVAILABLE AS PRINTS

WISH YOU WERE HERE - CLASSIC LYRICS FROM AN EPIC FAVOURITE - ALWAYS HAPPY TO TAKE COMMISSIONS FOR YOUR OWN FAVOURITE LYRICS

WHERE WORDS FAIL - A BESPOKE COMMISSION FOR A PIANO TUTOR - I AM ALWAYS DELIGHTED TO CREATE BESPOKE PIECES

Details

Telephone: 
01299896797
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

My calligraphy is very varied in style, often including gouache illustrations. I especially enjoy creating illuminated pieces using gold leaf, inks, paints, crayons and pastels.

I love to design pieces of my own choosing but also take great pleasure in creating bespoke commissions. I always involve clients through the design and production process to ensure that they are happy with the final artwork.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Being a calligrapher is immensely satisfying joy and adding illustration where necessary makes my work different from that of most calligraphers.

It is so rewarding to see the reaction of clients when collecting their commission .

Working in my Pigsty Studio is very liberating and having nature all around is inspiring.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am a professional calligrapher of almost forty years experience and work from my studio in the original brick built pigsty at the rear of the cottage. No surprise that I decided to be known as 'The Pigsty Studio'.

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

I am always thrilled and so fulfilled when teaching calligraphy. It is such a privilege to pass on these ancient skills to keep this wonderful skill alive.

I am currently teaching recreational classes at Hereford College on Tuesday evening. I have a local long standing group called Kidderminster Scribblers and also lead workshops for other calligraphy groups up and down the country.

Anyone interested in learning calligraphy is very welcome to contact me. I had a regular uptake for lessons based at my cottage prior to the pandemic and would love to get this going again.

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

I am a self taught calligrapher much to the amazement of SSI and CLAS fellows who didn't think this possible!

I delight in continuing to develop and master the many areas of script design and layout. It is so important to study through primary sources and original documents.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

I was selected to exhibit as part of The Society of Scribes and Illuminators for their Centenary Exhibition. This started in The Mall Gallery in London and then visited Swansea and Stockport. l was thrilled to sell two pieces of work.

I exhibit with ArtWorcs at a variety of venues throughout the year such as Worcester Cathedral and Hartlebury Castle.

A few of my exhibitions this year include:

Cloud 9 in Kington Herefordshire during March and April; The Marches Scribes in September/October in Leominster and Craven Arms. I am running a calligraphy afternoon workshop at NT Hanbury Hall near Droitwich and also exhibiting there with ArtWorcs; I will be opening my studio again with Worcestershire Open Studios in August (if this goes ahead) and H-Art during September at St,Michaels near Bromyard.

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

I exhibit monthly at the Corn Hall Art Market in Cirencester and have a permanent display at Jinney Ring Craft Centre.

People are always welcome to visit me at The Pigsty Studio by appointment.

I am always happy to discuss a potential commission, without obligation, if you wish to contact me by email or telephone.

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