Exhibition of Paintings
by Lincolnshire Artist
The Sam Scorer Gallery
5 Drury Lane, Lincoln LN1 3BN
18 July to 30 July 2017
10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
The exhibition will include:
A Retrospective of Peter’s paintings – 1975 to 1998.
Over forty recent oil paintings, prints & drawings.
Range of greeting cards, from original paintings.
Sketch books, to browse through – 1975 to 2017.
A selection of mounted prints, from paintings.
For more details, please call: 01673 861556
Peter was born and raised in Lincolnshire. When he left school, in Sleaford, he worked for three years for the Forestry Commission in Bourne and was selected to join the Forester Training School. Much to Peter’s annoyance, he was then “called-up” for National Service in 1958. Surprisingly, that led to a career in the Royal Air Force, initially as an electronics technician and, later on, as an aero-systems engineer.
After having to take early retirement from the RAF in 1992, Peter settled with his wife Phyl in the small, attractive village of Scothern, about six miles north-east of Lincoln. Peter designed their bungalow and he made sure that it had a purpose built studio for painting in, which he had little time to do during his busy career.
Peter had no formal art training, but painted purely for enjoyment. His style is traditional, figurative painting, usually landscapes in oils on canvas. However, he enjoys using all types of medium and subjects. Over the years he has been a member of numerous art clubs in the UK and Germany. Since his retirement Peter has been very actively involved with the Sam Scorer Gallery, the Lincolnshire Artists’ Society, the Nadin Group and Art on the Map. His other main hobbies include travel and ornithology.
This will be the ninth one-man exhibition of paintings held by Peter in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire since 1996, and it will probably be his last one. His first exhibition in Lincoln (in 1998) was in the newly refurbished Lincoln Central Library, in the wheelchair accessible community room (previously the inaccessible reference library). That exhibition was titled “Lincolnshire, and Other Favourite Places” and was a great success – featuring on local TV.
This 2017 exhibition will include a retrospective of fourteen painting (not for sale), representing examples of Peter’s works painted between 1975 and 1998. In addition, there will be over forty paintings and prints for sale; mostly in oils on canvas, but also including examples of pastels, mixed media, pen & ink, graphite, mono-prints, wood-block prints, collage and dry-point. There will also be a chance to see a wide range of Peter’s sketch books, dating from 1975 to 2017, as well as a selection of greeting cards with images taken from some of his original paintings. There will also be a copy of his second draft of an autobiography, written during the period when he could not paint, following the unexpected loss of his left eye in 2004.
The exhibition will be held in the Sam Scorer Gallery, 5 Drury Lane, Lincoln, just off Castle Hill and below the Castle tower, from Tuesday 18 July to Sunday 30 July, from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m… The Sam Scorer Gallery is a registered charity, run entirely by volunteers since its formation in 1999, and with no arts grants or subsidies. It was built to encourage artists to show their work, because there were so few accessible galleries in Lincolnshire.
Meet the Artist: 26 July 2017
On Wednesday 26 July there will be a Sam Scorer Gallery publicity and fund-raising event called “Meet the Artist”, when William Gregory will talk to Peter about his work, and invite the public to ask any questions that they may have. To make the evening enjoyable, and more manageable, access to the event will be by ticket only. The evening is being generously sponsored by Golding Young & Mawer, and we hope that it will be enjoyed by all involved.