Peter lives and paints in Shetland, where the two extremes of stillness and flow, and the myriad activity between the two, are the defining elements of the Northern landscape. Peter does not simply record what he sees. Instead he prefers the uncertain balance between abstraction and reality. He considers watercolour to be the most natural of all the painting mediums, as watercolour plays by nature’s rules; it obeys gravity, in most cases, flows, puddles, desiccates, and finally dries.
Gillian McMillan makes porcelain and Earthstone ceramics and her subtly painted-on copper-carbonate decorations resonate with hues in Peter's paintings. Gillian was first introduced to clay and the potter’s wheel at age 16 and was hooked. She attended Wolverhampton Polytechnic which was a hand making degree, then North Staffordshire Polytechnic studying industrial ceramics.
A seated talk with Peter Davis - Saturday, January 19th, 10-11 am. Please contact the gallery to attend.