Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Peter Batchelder at The Churchill Gallery



A New England Portrait
An exhibition of new architectural landscapes by
PETER BATCHELDER
August 8 – September 7, 2009
Artist’s Reception
Saturday, August 8, 2009
3 - 7 pm

The subjects of Peter’s evocative paintings are inspired by memories of places discovered during a lifetime living in and exploring rural New England. Drawn to the ageless quality of the region’s iconic architecture, Peter’s timelss work captures the character, aura & sense of history of his beloved subject matter. He pushes the boundaries of color & design, often contrasting the simple geometry of any old structure against the smooth lines of the surrounding landscape.

Writes Peter, “I am fascinated on many levels when coming across a barn or seaside cottage. From an artist’s perspective I am interested in the nature of the architecture, how it sits within its landscape, color and light. From a personal perspective, I find myself often curious about the story of the building: who built it and why; the many people who have lived or worked in the building; how the landscape may have changed around the structure over the course of years. I find that the curiosity I have about the building intertwines with the creative process in my interpretation of the architecture and landscape in one image.”

Peter joined The Churchill Gallery’s roster of artists in the spring of 2008, and has rapidly developed a growing base of ardent collectors. His paintings hang in private and corporate collections nationwide.

This show is not to be missed! Previews welcome.

Representing several dozen exceptional artists from across the United States, The Churchill Gallery presents a superior collection of original paintings and sculpture. We offer a broad range of landscape, still life and figurative paintings, and an expanding portfolio of contemporary Fine Art.

Gallery Hours

Monday: 10- 5
Tuesday & Wednesday: 12:30 - 5
Thursday - Saturday: 10 - 5
Sunday: 12:30 - 5 and by appointment
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