Artist: Peter Kirkland
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 36'' x 36''
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Hamilton artist, Peter Kirkland, trained at York University and completed his advanced studies at Dundas Valley School of Art. Since then, he has exhibited throughout the region and opened a studio gallery on Spring Garden Road in Burlington in collaboration with glass artist, Siobhan Lynch.
My recent work investigates ways of creating images expressing cycles of growth and decay. There are two aspects of this: first, the forms I draw or paint derive from botanical and figurative sources, although I try to keep them non-specific so they have an allusive rather than illustrative effect. Secondly, the technique I employ involves adding and removing layers of paint or charcoal, creating a palimpsest surface suggestive of a succession of phases or generations.
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