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Peter & Pam Rossiter - Paintings

My large abstract paintings ,for several years, have been more than anything else, about the processes involved in applying paint to canvas; but recently, from around the time of the Covid outbreak, I began to play around with acrylic paint applied to the surfaces of old photographs. I soon found myself depicting scenes in and along the Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion coastal path. I also venture into Mid and North Wales. Some images reference sketches from life (eg, Abercastle, Ceibwr Bay and Dinas Head) while the majority rely on pure recollection.

The images are built up over a sequence of sessions, sometimes intriguing hints of the underlying shapes or colours seep through the glazes of pigment. I have selected the landscape works for the exhibition in the King Street Gallery from several hundred I have made using this technique over the last three years. There is also a group of recent larger abstract works.

After creating my vegetarian health food restaurant and shop in Westminster, London, I moved to Wales with my husband. The restaurant had a small gallery space where we displayed several pieces of art works. Later, when we came to Wales, we were able to persue our interest and love of art.

I have been fortunate to have the time to go to several art classes, creative writing, and enjoy the work of so many artists in West Wales. Art is something that I love to do, it is so calming and relaxing, almost like a form of meditation. But it’s easy, at times, to get frustrated when things are not going quite as you would like them to. The answer to that is to not give up, not listen to the negative “mind talk “ …..breath and wait, creativity will not be entirely closed down. It is something that lives within and will come back again at some point. This I have learnt, thank goodness, when I have thought of giving up ……sometimes things will reveal themselves that you didn’t even know where there.
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