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Saturday 19 October 2019

Peter Pearson art exhibition at Pigyard

LIFE ON a small farm is the theme of a festival exhibition at the Pigyard Gallery by the Killurin-based artist Peter Pearson.

Peter is best known for his evocative paintings of urban subjects especially of Dublin where he lived for many yars.

He has written several books on the archictectural heritage of the capital and campaigned for the preservation of some of its landmarks.

In the late 1990's, he and his wife Phil and two sons moved to Killurin in the Slaney valley to take on an ambitious Georgian restoration project at 'The Deeps'.

They immersed themselves in a totally differdent life in rural Wexford and his latest exhibition of paintings 'Beak, Hoof and Horn', reflects that change.

It features cattle, goats, hens, geese and the occasional dogdy tractor.

The paintings do not present a sentimental view of the countryside but record man's constant wrestle with nature in damp conditions, played out under grey skies.

However, there is humour and affection in the work as cattle and sheep gaze out with bemused detachment or even a glint of feral mischief.

The exhibition opened on October 13 and will continue at the Selskar gallery until November 5.

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