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Painting to Music

Music is emotive. Possibly more than any other art form. It has distanced friends and possible partners.

I was physically attacked in the auditorium of the London Coliseum Theatre at the opening of Monteverdi’s opera ‘The Coronation of Poppea’ which I had designed, by an extremely elderly lady. The stage visuals obviously did not complement the […]

The Art of Arts

‘Grammar provides painting with its concordances, dialectics its consequences, rhetoric it’s persuasiveness, poetry it’s inventiveness, public speaking its energy, arithmetic it’s numbers, music it’s consonances, symmetry it’s measures, architecture it’s proportions,sculpture it’s forms, perspective and optics its enlargements and reductions, and finally astronomy and astrology it’s signs for recognising the constellations; who, then, can doubt […]

Angel, Shadow of God, Revealer of truth.

Angel:  Shadow of God – Messenger – Revealer of truth.
‘ angel’ from the Greek word ‘angelos’- which means messenger.

‘For beauty is only a seed of dread to be endured yet adored, since it disdains to destroy us.
An Angel , alone, is misted in dread.’(Rainer Maria Rilke).

My first real encounter with the power of an Angel […]

Mural

In 2009 Peter was commissioned to design and carry out a mural for a private client who specified that he wished for his boat on the River Nile to be painted on the wall above his swimming pool at his home in the UK.

Peter was happy to do this as he had recently travelled to […]

Spain

Peter had an exhibition shown in two locations in Catalunya, the first of which, was in Miravet and the second in Mora d’Ebre.

‘To The Delta’ 148cm x 168cm Oil on Canvas £1,375
‘The Delta of The Ebro’ 92cm 210cm Oil on Canvas

The theme was the River Ebro which was in danger of being diverted to the […]

France

Peter went on to have an exhibition in his house in France. There was no theme with this one, it was purely to introduce the spectrum of his work.

This bas relief piece was influenced by french sculpture and his research in to angels.
Angels still play a large part in Peter’s work, and he is continuing […]

Exhibition at the North Light Gallery

When Natalia Dolgova and Peter Whiteman first met less than 12 months ago, there was an immediate bond between them. They both say that they felt an immediate affinity and a desire to work together. As a witness to that meeting, I saw artistic sparks fly – whilst they have a common love of painting […]