Last night I popped along to the private view of Tim Patrick’s exhibtion ‘Paintings of Light and Quiet’ at Gallery 40 in Brighton’s North Laine. It was a refreshing and inspiring evening’s viewing; compounding my reawakened love of paint. I wont spend too long expounding the many virtues of Tim’s work but instead would encourage everyone to get along there as soon as possible to see some fine examples of contemporary figure painting.
The show finishes on the 5th June, you can read more about Tim on his website: www.timpatrick.co.uk
A puppet play and Brighton Festival Fringe Event by Daisy Jordon.
”Orson and Valentine” is a darkly beautiful puppet play based on a French medieval folk tale, using hand-crafted table-top and shadow puppets to recount in miniature the captivating story of infant twin brothers abandoned in the woods. Whilst one brother is adopted and brought up in aristocracy, the other is raised by wild bears. Orson and Valentine grow up in very different worlds; unaware of each other’s existence, until the day of Prince Valentine’s first bear hunt…
Performed to an original score of live music, this is a dark tale of brotherhood and estrangement, betrayal and love, and the struggle between nature and civilisation.
Sat 21st 8-9pm, Sun 22nd 2-3pm and 8-9pm, Mon 23rd 8-9pm, Tues 24th 8-9pm
FREE (Ticketed, donations accepted). Meeting point for play: By Building Managers Office, New England House, New England Street, Brighton, Bn14GH, 5 minutes before performance start time.
Not for young children, Parental Guidance advised for under 16s. Email email@example.com for bookings.
So my attempts at a regular post have been thwarted somewhat by a wonderfully refreshing lack of sitting-staring-at-a-computer time. I figured though that with lots of exciting things going on I should probably post some kind of update, so here it is.
Whats been happening lately…
Life Drawing has been happily ticking along, hight lights being a Tarot themed drawing session, Marilyn Monroe themed class with Laura Nixon and another show of Strings at the Keystone in Guildford. Ive also been working on the presentation document for a Learn to Draw book for Ilex press and have just done some live life-drawing for Maverick TV for a show that’ll be aired in the Autumn. If that wasnt enough here’s an article from the lovely Nione Meakin, shining jewel in the slightly tarnished crown of our local rag the Argus. Its amazing my head is still small enough to fit on that page.
Fig 1. The Argus, March 2011
As always there’s plenty in the pipeline; new paintings and drawings for the Artists Open House in May, producing Orson and Valentine (Daisy Jordon’s new Puppet Show), curating some great events for Bookstock (Brighton Book Festival) in June, and rolling out the Drawing Circus this summer for a start.
INFACT I’m going to post on some of those right now.
Life Drawing from the Cabinets of Wonder
This White Night…October 30th…the streets of Brighton will be transformed…
Image 1. Enlightenment
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information…
…we’ll be teaming up with Kate Genvieve and BANG! later in the evening at
the Dream Machine event: www.bangdreammachine.wordpress.com
Two years in Brighton, now there’s a funny thought. So what does May have
in store this year? Well for a start we have the KUTAC exhibtion, a group
show from 9 talented creative types and me at the Brighton Media Center’s
Friese-Greene Gallery on Middle street in Brighton. It runs for just 10 days
from this weekend until next. Come and see! www.kutac-brighton.blogspot.com
for more info.
Image 1. Stella Foot Study
The work I’ll be showing is an preview of the damn exciting new work that you’ll find at The Cinderella Project: Lucien later in May. Take a look at www.thecinderellaproject.tumblr.com for more on that…
Image 2. KUTAC by Peter J. Field
Alice in Wonderland themed life drawing, a fund raiser for the Cinderella
Project (click here) was a huge success, thanks to all who tea partied into
the evening and endured the 5 hour solid drawing!
Image 1. The Caterpillar/The Tea Party/The Red Queen
Image 2. The Crow and the Mad Hatter
A big thank you to illustrator Kate Kamikaze for collaborating on set design
(click here) to to Zoe, Frankie, James, Vera, Els, Emma, Esther and all other contributors to the day. The Argus were very nice about it and said…
Image 3. The Rabbit and the Doormouse
Image 4. The Tea Party
For color photos click here….