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Name: peterthepainter

Art: painter, video artist, photographer

Country: United Kingdom

Birth Date: 1952-07-30

URL: http://charles-stuart.artistwebsites.com/


peterthepainter painter, video artist, photographer United Kingdom

Biography:

When you are really openly creative...getting across to your audience just what your work is about...is problematic. 
Having to define your work is frustrating and producing more work is much more fun. 
People like to be given a soundbite...something simple to label and file things for them... 
 
Sorry but I can't do labels...not for myself. 
 
Artist's often like to create variations on their success's...you know create a 'look' or a 'style' or a sound, something that defines them and helps them to be presented and understood easily. 
 
...I work in whatever medium I like whenever I like...whatever takes my attention...I like to create work that is meaningful...transcendent would be better. 
 
...the more stunning, beautiful images that I create the better I like it...Painting was what I started out with and I look to Rembrandt, Picasso, Rothko, Richard Hamilton...his 'Interior II' stunned me at the Tate gallery in 1968/9. I care deeply about surface quality and color as well as the content of my paintings... 
 
...I photograph and love to create and alter images digitally...I make paintings with video which you can see embedded on this site or on youtube peterthepainter's channel... 
 
...I make wooden sculpture such as the 'Icarus' work that is here in the form of paintings... 
 
...so I paint with oil on canvas and oil and gouache on paper and board...but I also paint with a camera, a computer and with video... 
 
...My themes are many and varied...some of the work is heavy and some light (like led Zeppelin)... 
 
...Abstract, figurative, expressionist,impressionist, cubist...whatever...It does not bother me...I have no one to please but myself...and my audience is whoever relates to what they see in my work... 
 
Artists can be trapped by financial success and feel they need to repeat that success...my take is this... 
 
MAKE ART NOT MONEY 
 
...sure selling is fun but if you need the money too much then compromise is your master. 
 
 
...get up each new day and create with a fresh heart and clear eyes...travel hopefully and make sure not to arrive at disappointment. 
 
...Robert Hughes has the truth about the art market in his film 'The Mona Lisa Curse'....Simple honest truth..I recommend it to you here. 
 
...Where do I come from?...well...Marvel Comics...I used to own Spidey *1, X-Men*1, and many hundreds more...Led Zepperlin, Roxy Music, Jefferson Airplane, Mozart, Beethoven, Satie, Joseph Heller, Scott Fitzgerald, A L Kennedy, Donna Tart, Ridley Scott, Kurosawa, Orson Welles, Don Mc Cullin, Bruce Davidson, Robert Hughes and hundreds more great artists, writers, musicians etc. 
 
Have style but not 'a style' Be your own boss...and don't let the b*****ds grind you down... 
 
Charles peterthepainter Stuart ...13 : 27 pm Monday 27 October 2010  
FILM 
 
CHAOS : FRACTALS 
Commissioned by Threshold Studios for the Synaesthesia DVD, 2005 
Currently showing on Supershorts 2005/6 http://www.supershorts.org.uk 
 
see my movies on - http://www.youtube.com/user/peterthepainter 
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BA(Hons) Graphic Design Coventry 1976 
 
Artist Film/Video 
 
CHAOS shown regularly during 2003 -7 on Classic FM tv Music by Erik Satie. Piano : Branka Parlic 
 
CHAOS 2 commission by Art Care, Salisbury Hospital 2004/5 for patient line tv 
 
Chaos fractals commission by Threshold Studios for Synaesthesia DVD 
 
CHAOS also exhibited at Q Gallery Derby as part of 'Regional Film Makers' Exhibition March 2003 
 
work in public collections 
 
Central television (Carlton TV) 
Manchester City Art Gallery 
Usher Gallery, Lincoln 
The Library, Long Eaton 
Schools Resource Centre, Derby 
Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield 
The Library Grays, Essex 
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery 
Cambridgeshire Libraries 
Wakefield Art Galleries and Museums 
Museums Education Service, Northampton 
Hull City Museums and Art Galleries 
Bassetlaw General Hospital 
Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham 
North Yorkshire County Library 
Humberside Leisure Services 
Leeds City Schools Loan Services 
Leeds Art Gallery 
St Pancras Library, London 
Norfolk County Council, Norwich 
London Borough of Hounslow Arts and Recreation Department 
Gloucestershire County Library 
Kirklees Metropolitan Council Leisure Services, Huddersfield 
Greenwich Library, London 
London Borough of Lewisham 
Sunderland Libraries Department 
Hertfordshire County Council 
Warwick District Council 
Ilford Central Library Essex 
Nottingham Schools Resource Centre 
The Leicestershire Collection for Schools and Colleges 
 
One Person Shows 
 
Midland Group Gallery, 11 August - 29 September 1979 
Rufford Craft Centre, August 1983 
Derby Playhouse, March 1984 
Castle Museum Art Gallery Nottingham, June 1984 
 
Group Shows 
 
Leicester City Open 1997 
Derby City open 2002 
Regional film makers - Q Gallery, Derby, April 2003 
 
Artist-in-Residence 
 
General Hospital, Nottingham, 1984 -1986 

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