Local Artist Peter Livesey Exhibits Commissions for Canterbury Calendar - 22-23 October
PUBLISHED: 16:49 19 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:09 20 February 2013
Award-winning local artist Peter Livesey, a retired family doctor from Canterbury, will be exhibiting at the Canterbury Cathedral Shop on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October...
Local Artist Exhibits Commissions for Canterbury Calendar
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October
Canterbury Cathedral Shop
25 Burgate, Canterbury
Award-winning local artist Peter Livesey, a retired family doctor from Canterbury, who was commissioned to paint the twelve images for Canterbury Cathedrals 2012 calendar, will be exhibiting the originals at the Canterbury Cathedral Shop, 25 Burgate, Canterbury, on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October.
The twelve water colours depict scenes from around the city to reflect the theme The Residents and Visitors to Canterbury.
After completing my paintings of the Cathedral for the 2010 calendar I became taken with the idea of doing more townscapes and populating them. The idea grew and has developed a life of its own in the particular branch of art called Figurative Realism. For me it is the Art of Body Language; the way people stand or walk, the proximity with which they group themselves, their attitude to one another, their moods and expressions can all be interpreted and give a dynamic quality to the paintings. When the commission came for the 2012 calendar I wanted to have a change and get away from portraying the fabric of the Cathedral, much as I love it, and look at the people it serves both as tourists and communicants; its local residents and its visitors.
Cathedral Enterprises Ltd General Manager Chris Needham said,
Peters work captures the very spirit of the city, its residents and visitors and we have produced a fabulous calendar so we thought it would be quite fitting to display the originals in our shop and give everyone the opportunity to study them close up. He is a much sought after artist and we will be offering the original paintings for sale but we also have a range of his prints, greetings cards and, of course, the calendar making it within everyones reach to own a little piece of Peter!
For the third year running Peter has also donated one of his framed original paintings to be auctioned at the St Nicholas Festival Gala Dinner on Saturday, 3rd December. For those unable to attend the Gala Dinner but would like to enter a bid for the painting, please collect a form for commission bids at the Cathedral Shop or email firstname.lastname@example.org