Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Soft Petals and Steaming Steel: which is a dream and which is real?
Opening and Reception on Friday, 27th November 2009, 5.00 pm to 8.30 pm for Peter Cunningham's "Soft Petals and Steaming Steel: which is a dream and which is real?" works in oil and acrylic.
Peter will give a talk at 7.00 pm, with question and answer period to follow.
"A knowledge, understanding and love for the subject is evident in the interplay of light and colour across his beautiful landscapes and gardens, while his hauntingly evocative railway and industrial scenes transcend the merely pictorial and enter a realm of mystery and imagination."
Peter Cunningham was born in Birmingham, England, in 1951. At the age of thirteen his family moved from the industrial Midlands to rural Staffordshire, where he discovered a love for the surrounding countryside and the English landscape painting tradition.
After completing high school, Peter studied at the Stafford College of Art and then continued at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London, England. Armed with a solid, formal education Peter, with his wife Gail, set up a studio in their first home, a converted canal boat. Peter, Gail and their two daughters moved to Canada in 1984. The professional studio is in Ottawa, where Peter and family live and is on land. Cunningham's work is represented by galleries in Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal and Saint John and is in many private collections in Canada, England and the United States.
Some of Peter Cunningham's corporate clients include KPMG Peat Marwick and Thorne, Mead Johnson, The Royal Bank, OMERS, Scotia Bank Place, Metropolitan Life, Midland Walwyn, Merrill Lynch, Human Resources Development Canada, Sirius Consulting Group, Pan Canadian Group and the Toronto Stock Exchange.
For prices and dimensions please visit (or contact) Snapdragon Gallery.
For a really good time, come to the opening on Friday, 5 to 8.30pm