Peter Mallison is a figurative and portrait artist whose
paintings explore the fundamental form and mannerisms of
the human body. His paintings are produced predominately
in oil on canvas.
Figurative works are created with a subtle modulation of
colour across their forms and shaped with surrounding areas
of translucent tones which weld the human form into an
overall unity. With the minimal representation of
surrounding objects and accessories within the composition
of the painting the single figure exudes an awareness
of silence, solitude and sensuality.
Portraits are approached with the intention of an academic
study of his subject combined with a unique visual perception
of the individual sitter. Either as a formal commission or
private study, the paintings will exceed the conventional
requirements of achieving a recognizable image - they will
additionally transcend the personal humanity of the subject.
Group portraits still retain the individual reflections of
each person whilst maintaining an overall cohesion resulting
in a richly composed work of art.
He studied Fine Art at Wolverhampton College of Art and
gained the National Diploma in Art and Design. He was
appointed as design director within a major UK fashion
and textile group based in London.
Figurative Profile I, Oil on Canvas
His work has been
exhibited in galleries mainly in London, Bristol, Devon
His paintings have also been acquired for
private collections in the UK and Europe. He continues
to receive many commissions for individual and group
portraits. Elected as a member to the South West
Academy of Fine and Applied Arts in 2007.
SELECTED VENUES OF PAST EXHIBITIONS:
Piccadilly Gallery, London - The Mall Gallery, London
- Schlemer Fine Art, London - Victoria Rooms, Bristol
- Royal Academy, London - Bristol Guild, Bristol -
Cleveland Gallery, Bath - Patricia Wells Gallery,
Bristol - Alma Gallery, Bristol - Cornwall Society
of Artists, Liskeard - The Frame Gallery, Plymouth.
- No.5 Gallery, Exeter - Art @ One Gallery, Chagford
- Burton Art Gallery, Bideford - Barnstaple Art
Gallery and Museum - South West Academy of Fine And
Applied Arts, Exeter - Royal West of England Academy,
Bristol - Gloss Gallery, Exeter.
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