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Pictures in "PETER PEARSON: 'Towns & Tides'"

22 Nov 2007 - 31 Dec 2007

An exhibition of 30 new paintings by the talented Wexford-based artist and architectural historian opened on Thursday 22nd November to words of praise by fellow historian, Eithne Scallan.
Entitled 'Towns & Tides', the show reflects Pearson's fascination with rivers, the sea and the built environment.
From Cahirciveen and Ballinskelligs, (Pearson was recently awarded a studio retreat at Cill Rialig Artists' Village), to Arklow Lightship. From Butt Bridge, Dublin, down through Bray, Wicklow Harbour, New Ross and of course, many scenes of Wexford's quayside, coast and the river Slaney there are subjects to interest everyone.
Several nocturnes and wintry scenes give a seasonal flavour to the collection. As often before, Pearson's landscapes are reflective and romanticised with titles like 'Silver Liffey', 'Purple Prose: The Wexford Quays', and 'Morning Song: Dublin Bay'. Like William Turner's famous 'Fighting Temeraire' these works show a love of heritage ('Abandoned Lobster Farm') but also embrace change and the future ('Awaiting the new Theatre Royal'). Cranes, ferries, buses, trains traversing the Slaney, cars in convoy, always something is happening; tempus fugit.

Pearson's oil painting style has a light touch and captures movement and atmosphere even when the subject is heavy industrial plant. The exhibition runs until the end of December and viewing is strongly recommended.

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Wicklow Ship





The Black Mussel Boat, Wexford





Nocturne, New Ross.





Arklow Lightship





Red Yacht





Custom House Quay, Wexford





Arklow Port





Abandoned Lobster Farm





Purple Prose : The Quays, Wexford





Bray





Cahirciveen





Bus on Wexford Bridge





The Skellig Ferry





The Crescent Quay, Wexford





Summer Night, Dublin Bay





Awaiting the new Theatre Royal





The Quays, Evening Mood





Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire





City Dusk: Butt Bridge





The Fishing Fleet, Wexford, Night,





Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry





Wexford Harbour





Old Lightship





Green mood





Towards the Crescent





Evening Train on the Slaney





The Silver Liffey





Morning Song Dublin Bay





Wexford Morning



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