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I am a Yorkshire-based
artist who trained at Middlesbrough College of Art and at the Bath
Academy of Art. I recently retired after 17 years as Principal of
West Dean College in Sussex.
My paintings are based on
simple but memorable observations and responses to favourite places.
I am attracted to the sea and the beach, both are a constant source
of inspiration and a starting point for my images.
The elemental qualities of
sea, beach and sky provide a hint of infinity. They express for me
endless space and distance through transparency, depth and
reflection. In all its moods, the sea shore offers every atmosphere
-- from the still and tranquil to a mighty raging
As a boy, the beach and the
dunes were the place I frequented most. They seemed to offer a
place of private contemplation and I hope through my images to
express and share the same sense of wonder that has inspired the
great tradition of British sea and landscape paintings of the
Colours of paintings may
vary from the images portrayed on this site. All prices subject to
change. Website and paintings copyright Peter Sarginson