Our current exhibition is a solo show by artist, Peter Kettle
ORIEL MIMOSA EXHIBITION
AT 70 RHOSMAEN STREET
Peter Kettle was born in Wales in 1987 and brought up in Carmarthenshire. He studied fine art at West Buckland School in Devon and then went on to continue his studies in Cardiff. He now has a studio in Bristol but often returns to Wales to immerse himself in the landscape, taking his sketchbook to record the colours, textures and weather elements. Peter uses a variety of mediums to create the weathered surfaces of his impressive landscapes, including clay, French chalk and Shellac with oil. He has been identified as an 'Artist to Watch' by Moneyweek Magazine, and is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and the Royal Cambrian Academy (RCA).
In April, 2019, Peter and filmmaker, Al Green, travelled to Nepal to hike to Everest Basecamp. Often hiking in subzero temperatures with his canvasses strapped onto his back, Peter collected litter along the way to be recycled into enpleinair (painting at the scene) Oil and Collage paintings. The aim of this project was not only to honour the landscape artistically but to draw attention to the growing concerns regarding waste management in the Himalayas. The works that Peter produced as a result of his remarkable visit were displayed in a successful exhibition at Mimosa upon his return.
Peter has recently created several new pieces of work, which showcase Wales' magnificent coastline and industrial beauty. They are displayed in a private exhibition room upstairs at our gallery on Rhosmaen Street, where we invite you to come and browse at your leisure. This really is a treat that you won't want to miss.
Below are some of the paintings currently on display.