Peter Summers - 'Difficult Pleasure'
Wednesday 26 September - Sunday 21 October 2018
"I’m fascinated by what paint can do on canvas - I fail miserably to describe the pleasure of painting to anyone. Painting for me is about moving the paint with a brush from left to right, up and down. It’s an unknown journey full of little victories and discoveries.
I take the most basic fundamentals of painting and lay bare the sheer simplicity of what paint can do when applied to canvas. Uncomplicated and raw, refined and honest.
The landscape is a starting point, it underpins the initial preliminary stages of painting, but it is not about rendering a place. It is about capturing the essence of the connection with the landscape and how it reflects something of my temperament."