Peter Quinn is an artist who seeks subject matter in the everyday. Through confident draughtsmanship and bright, gem-like colour, he captures the spirit of place. This exhibition of new work takes us on a journey through colourful Venetian waterways, to the cafes, ice cream vans and tabaks around Europe, then back closer to home, to Seahouses Harbour.
As much as formal shapes and arrangements of colour and shade, Peter delights in architectural detailing and mismatch, plant pots, cigarette dispensers, washing lines and passers-by.
Peter graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1986, and now lives in Newcastle upon Tyne. He has a doctorate from the University of Sunderland, has written on the art of the North East of England and is the current Chair of the Bewick Society. He is a member of the Royal Watercolour Society, with whom he has shown at the Bankside Gallery since 1999, when he was an award winner; and in 1995 won the Armour Award for an outstanding watercolour at the Royal Glasgow Institute.
This year, Peter has been invited join the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour. He exhibits in Newcastle, Glasgow,
Malta and London.
All works are for sale.