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The Impressionist - PETER SMALES 2017
THE IMPRESSIONIST - Peter Smales 2018 Exhibition
Native Hybiscus in Glass Bowl, Oil, 40 x 30cm
Early Haze, Anglesea Cliffs, Oil, 102 x 76cm Backyard Fish Pond, 40 x 30cm Mixed Bunch with White Hibiscus, Oil 40 x 50cm Open Spaces, Cape Schack, 50 x 20cm Peace Rose, 20 x 30cm Surf Mist Wild Dog Creek Beach ApolloBay 50x20cm
Flower Stall, Victoria Market, 20 x 30 cm Autumn Haze, Yarra Banks, 20 x 30cm Dappled Light, Victoria Market, 20 x 30 cm Stragglers Mordialloc Beach Evening 20x30cm Breezy Day, Mount Martha, 20 x 30 cm Hillside Cottage North Warrandyte 20x30cm
Evening Calm, Point King Sorrento, 20 x 30cm Evening, Ricketts Point, 20 x 30cm Pastel Colours Mordialloc Creek Evening 20x30cm Churchill Island Chooks, 20 x 30cm Sorrento Reflections, 20 x 30cm Sorrento Reflections, 20 x 30cm
The Old Yarra Glen Bridge, 20 x 30 cm Cove Colour, Murnane Bay, Peterborough, Oil on Canvas, 102 x 76cms Composition in Blue and Brown, Saplings, Trawool, Oil, 50 x 75cm Forest Pond, Mt Alexander, Sutton Grange, Oil, 50x75cm The Goulburn River at Ghin Ghin Bridge 50x75cms  Morning Glory and Yellow Backdrop, Oil,  20 x 30cm
Farmers Market, Abbotsford, Oil, 20 x 30cm  In the Block Arcade Melbourne 20x30cm Mordialloc Sunshine 20x30cm  Two Arabesques Road Escarpment at Highlands, Vic, 20x30cm Summer, Yarra at Warrandyte, Oil, 50x75cm Goulburn River Wattles Trawool VIC 50x75cm
Evening the Yarra Valley from Olinda, Oil 50 x 75cm Spring in the Back Yard, Oil, 40. X. 50 cm Anglesea Cliffs, Oil, 40 x 50cm Poppies in Glass Swirl Jar, 40 x 30cm Halls Gap from The Peaks Grampians 40x30cm Variations Collins Street Melbourne Autumn 40x30cm

Jenny Pihan Fine Art

The Impressionist - PETER SMALES 2017

5 May 2017 - 14 May 2017

1297 - 1299 High Street

OPENING NIGHT: FRIDAY 5th May, 2017 @ 6pm
Exhibition Open Daily 10am - 5pm

Painting Demonstration with Peter Smales - Saturday 13 May, 2 - 4pm $25 per person - bookings and prepayment essential

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Peter Smales

Born in London in 1958, Peter Smales began painting
in his early teens and has been a fulltime professional
artist since 1987.

Perhaps Australia’s only contemporary true
Impressionist, his painterly world is a highly evolved
traditional representational one – where the picture’s
subject is nature as reality - but pared down to its energetic and colourful essentials, its expressionistic dynamics, as opposed to external illustrative contours and photographic correctness.

Peter dispenses with surface bravura, developing instead an original take on landscape, departing somewhat from his early solid foundation in the formalism of Max Meldrum’s tonal realist style of painting, instead relying on the elegant simplification and spontaneity of his colourful brushwork and descriptive eye. His paintings appear deceptively effortless and unlabored, belying a masterful ability to translate visual impressions in an expressionistic manner that can manifest only through diligent and disciplined practice.

Peter’s economy and grace of his calligraphic brush strokes imbues each picture with an individual fluidity and narrative uncommon in much of contemporary art.

Although inspired by the untrammeled natural world around him, it is the abstract forms and shapes of shadows and sunlight, and the intrinsic unpredictable patterns found in the spatial relationships created by objects interacting in the various moods and atmospheres life that breath fire into his passion for picture making, rather than the objects themselves.

“Painting is all about light – the joy of seeing and how to harmonize the subject with pictorial and decorative qualities - it is a continuing process – not so much an assortment of “things” captured; but attempts to re-visit and make more eloquent artistic statements - the world is full of beautiful things, often in the most unexpected places,” he says.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Education in Painting (Visual Arts) from Melbourne University, and lectured in painting and drawing there from 1986-88. He also received painterly tuition from Alan Martin, Ron Crawford and Sir William Dargie. In 1982 he participated in a European Study Tour.

A member of the prestigious ‘Twenty Melbourne Painters Society’, he has tutored at the Victorian Artists Society, Council of Adult Education and Doncaster Artists Society. He has held numerous solo and group exhibitions, won many awards, and is represented in private and corporate collections in Australia, England, America, Japan and Europe.

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