SELECTED VENUES PAST EXHIBITIONS : ( From 1986 to present ).  Picaddilly Gallery. London. - The Mall Gallery. London - Schlemer Fine Art. London. - Philip Graham Contemporary Art. London. - Montpelier Studio Gallery. London. - Example Art . London - Victoria Rooms. Bristol - Royal Academy. London - Bristol Guild. Bristol. - Cleveland Gallery. Bath. - Patricia Wells Gallery. Bristol. - Alma Gallery. Bristol. - Cornwall Society of Artists. Liskeard. - The Frame Gallery. Plymouth. - No5 Gallery. Exeter. - Art @ One Gallery. Chagford. - Burton Art Gallery. Bideford. - Barnstaple Museum & Art Gallery. - South West Academy of Fine & Applied Arts. Exeter. - Royal West of England Academy. Bristol. - Gloss Gallery. Exeter. -The Thelma Hulbert Gallery. Honiton - The Brownston Gallery. Modbury -  Edinburgh Art Fair. - Agora Gallery. New York. USA. - Go Figurative Gallery. London - Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery. Exeter. - Penwith Gallery. St Ives. Cornwall.                                                                     

Elected as a member to the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts in 2007.  www.southwestacademy.org.uk

Represented in the International Directory of Contemporary Figurative Artists. www.figurativeartist.org

www.saatchionline.com/petermallison  www.gofigurative.com

Statement:   I am concerned with the disciplines involved in painting - the subtleties of colour and form, the application of the brushstroke - to manipulate paint into creating a three dimensional image on a flat surface through the arrangement of light and shade. I have attempted to focus on the delicacy of the surface of skin by stripping away all the aspects of the composition  and background that distracts the eye from the skin`s texture.  I encourage the viewer to look at the beauty and subtlety of the paint depicting skin - to appreciate the surface of the canvas transformed into a solid form of the human figure. I usually  concentrate on a single figure in an ambiguous background for the beautiful simplicity of the visual effect and an immediate response and dialogue with the subject.

Title: " Suspended " 77 x 72cm Oil