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Peter Sheppard – Day Dreamin’
September 10, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - September 29, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
Monday 10th September 2018
6 – 8 pm
Exhibition continues until:
Saturday 29th September 2018 .
Opening hours: Mon-Fri
9am – 5pm | Sat 9am – 2pm
26 Taylor Street, Woodbrook, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I
t: (868) 628 4165 | e: firstname.lastname@example.org
I was not an academic student per se, but certainly a creative one. I would sit in the classroom and gaze endlessly out the window, looking at the clouds dance across the mid-morning sky and their shadows play on the surrounding mountains. On weekends, my father would take us on the longest drives, discovering all the nooks and crannies of my beloved Trinidad and Tobago. A bright, brown-eyed boy looking out the window of the car, as it traversed the land. The breeze against my face, observing and recording our countryside and rural lifestyle. In presenting this body of work, I referenced these traditional influences.
Other inspirations for my painting sessions were the landscapes of Constable and the mood evoked in the works of Turner. Ultimately, it’s Cazabon’s feel for Trinidad and Tobago’s scenery that continues to inspire me. My process included numerous hours of daydreaming, imagining and constructing compositions, as well as a rigorous cycle of editing. Day Dreamin’ consists of twenty or so new paintings, from 8”x8” through 36”x48”, experimenting with texture, mood and tone, while reflecting seemingly idyllic landscapes.
Left: Poui Trail . 15 x 30″ .
Right: The Hike . 15 x 30″ .