Opening on July 6 and running until July 22 at Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza, long-time Manyung exhibitor Peter Coad presents his new body of energy-charged infused work, Horizon, with reflective vibrancy.
Peter’s art comes from a place of organic expression that is intrinsically linked with the dramatic Australian landscape. Connected with wide-open space and the colour-coded hues it reveals, Peter is a master at capturing the spirit of the land through form, brush stroke and his deep understanding of the timelessness the Australian topography embodies.
Manyung Gallery’s partnership with this artist runs as deep as his keen eye for landscape. Peter has been exhibiting for 40 years and been with Manyung Gallery for 30, and his latest exhibition celebrates the partnership between artist, curator and collectors of his works and the insight into the shifting sands of time within remote locations.
Peter paints his scenes in the early morning or late in the afternoon, which “produces the most vibrant and powerful of all nature’s colours”. He explains: “Matisse once said: ‘Colours have the inherent power of affecting the feelings of those who look at them’. I certainly believe I can really appreciate the beauty of the world by painting it.”
When you view a piece of Peter’s art, you become spontaneously involved in the time, space and dramatic sense of light and shade it exudes. Having visited every state in Australia with his wife in their 4WD, Peter has hiked through thousands of remote locations. He has had 68 solo exhibitions and participated in more than 200 invited group exhibitions throughout Australia, Japan, the US, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Spain. Impressive.
Come celebrate Peter’s colourful world at Manyung Gallery this winter. It’s your world too.
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