EXHIBITION IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Peter Brown: ‘A Bath Painter’s Travels’
at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

until Sunday 19 February

An important exhibition featuring over 100 new oil paintings and drawings
by the Bath based artist Peter Brown…

Affectionately known as ‘Pete the Street’ for his habit of painting outdoors in all weathers, Peter Brown is a highly regarded painter of street scenes and city landscapes. He uses the street as his studio and depicts the bustling life he encounters at different times of day and in different seasons. 

The paintings in this exhibition, all of which are featured in a new book, include scenes of well loved Bath locations as well as views of Arles, Dublin, Granada, London, Seville and other cities. This year, Pete has also painted at Glastonbury Festival and captured the magic of the music, sun, rain and mud. 

Pete first came to Bath for a year in 1986 to study an art foundation course. He went on to graduate from Manchester Polytechnic but returned to the city in 1993. Inspired by the architecture and ambiance of Bath, he has become a familiar figure to the city’s residents and can often be seen painting outdoors in even the foulest of weather.

The artist rarely paints in the studio, preferring to work directly from the subject on site, in charcoal, oil and pastel. He is a member of The New English Art Club, The Pastel Society, The Royal institute of Oil Painters and Bath Society of Artists.

On Saturday 28 January, from 11:30am–12:30pm, there is also a talk and book signing by the artist, free to Discovery Card and ticket holders.

The Victoria Art Gallery is open every day except 25 & 26 December and 1 January, from 10:30am–5pm.

 

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