REPRESENTED ARTISTS
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Mark Cullen
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Cathrine Barron
Jean Clyne
Maighread Tobin
Michael Wann
Hanneke van Ryswyk
Hugh O Connor
Chanelle Walshe
Joby Hickey
Harry Thuillier Jnr
 
SCULPTURE
Leo Higgins
Elizabeth Le Jeune
Fiona Smith Darragh
Ian Pollock
Anna Campbell
 
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Peter Pearson
 
 
 
Peter Pearson

PETER PEARSON is best known for his evocative paintings of cities and architectural subjects, principally of Dublin, his native city.  He has however other strands in his painting including landscape and seascape, and an element of symbolism and the surreal are also sometimes found in his work.

Many of the city subjects depict the changing city, portraying decay, loss of identity along with haunting beauty of the older houses and buildings.  Cranes and traffic, often painted in winter light or by night are favourite features, and give the pictures a contemporary character.

Far from being merely topographical, Pearson’s pictures evoke the mood of the city and celebrate its historical symbolism and heritage issues, which the artist has been campaigning to protect for over thirty years.
His first significant solo exhibition was in Venice in 1978 where he had been studying on an Italian Government Scholarship for painting.  He has been exhibiting his work continuously ever since and his paintings are to be seen in many public and private collections.

Many of Pearson’s recent compositions are arranged from a high vantage point, such as from the top of a large buliding.  He has, for example, painted “en plein air” from the top of the Custom House, Dublin’s Civil Offices and O’Connell bridge house.  Over the past few years he has taken the high vantage point a stage further in a series of aerial views of the city and the bay.  The pattern of streets and buildings seen from the air form an exciting abstract patchwork of light and shade, structure and void.

Although conceding to a certain romantic mood in some of the paintings in this show, the presence of modernity in the form of new buildings, traffic, bridges, scaffolding  and cranes, he avoids a simply nostalgic view of Dublin and its historical places.  Pearson
celebrates the city, and records moments of contemporary life- a new bridge, a visting ship, buildings under construction.  Earlier
exhibitions recorded the relentless destruction which once blighted Dublin, for example the new pier of Greystones.

Water is a constant source of interest, and there are few paintings, which do not feature the sea, a river or some other source of water.  Ships, ports and the life of the Docks have always provided interesting subjects for Pearson’s brush.  Smoke is another element, which is often present, sometimes in the form of lurid clouds polluting the atmosphere from the industrial chimney.  The E.S.B chimneys in Dublin bay have been a favourite subject for over thirty years.  He has also painted such places as N.E.T in Arklow, which once belched sulphuric yellow clouds, and the highly industrialized port of La Havre and in this show in particular there are several studies of ports on the East Coast of Ireland.  Peter, born in Dublin 1955, is now living with his family in Co.Wexford

 
Peter Pearson
 

Born Dublin, 1955

Solo shows                

        2007    Pigyard Gallery, Wexford
        2006    Dalkey Arts centre, Dublin
         2005    Pigyard Gallery, Wexford
        2004    William Frank Gallery, Dublin
        2004    The Frederick Gallery, Dublin
        2003    The Frederick Gallery, Dublin
        2002    The Frederick Gallery, Dublin
        2000    James Adams salerooms, Dublin
        1999    The American College, Dublin
        1997    The Bridge Gallery, Dublin
        1996    The Southbank Gallery, Dun Laoghaire
        1995    Dublin Castle, Dublin
        1994     Well Spring Gallery, Tralee
        1993    Bobby Dawson Gallery, Dun Laoghaire
        1991    Guinness Hop Store, Dublin
        1991    The New Academy Gallery, London
        1990    Malton Gallery, Dublin
        1989    Malton Gallery, Dublin
        1988    Dublin Port and Docks Board, Dublin
        1987    Spitalfields Workspace Gallery, London
        1986    Galleria Buquet, Caen,France
        1985    The Tailor’s Hall, Dublin
        1983/84    Apollo Gallery, Blackrock, Co.Dublin
        1982    Galleria Internationale, Rome, Italy
        1981    Apollo Gallery, Blackrock, Co.Dublin
        1980    Peacock Gallery, Dublin
        1979    Lycee Malherbe, Caen, France
        1978    Galleria Veneziana, Venice, Italy

Public Collections

Irish Life
E.S.B
Guinness Hop Store
I.B.I
The Writer’s Centre, Dublin
First National Building Society
Hibernian Insurance Company
Ryan Hotel Group
Castleroy Hotel, Limerick
National Maritime Museum
Irish Toll Roads
Dublin Corporation
An Taisce
Italian Cultural Institude
8 Mount Upper Street
Trinty College
Office Of Public Works
- Dublin Castle
- Farmleigh House
James Joyce Cultural Centre
Dunlaoghaire Rathdown Council
Dunlaoghaire Harbour Company

and many more Important private
collections both in Ireland and abroad.

 
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Past Exhibitions
 
Oil Painting
 
 Dublin bay chimneys
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Dublin bay chimneys

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 Bray Head
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Bray Head

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 Wicklow panorama
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Wicklow panorama

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 Dublin light ship
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Dublin light ship

 Quays, Dublin
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Quays, Dublin

 Lido Moon, Venice
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Lido Moon, Venice

 North Great George’s street
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North Great George’s street

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 Arklow light ship
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Arklow light ship

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 Bachelors walk
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Bachelors walk

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 Dunlaoghaire
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Dunlaoghaire

 Houses for demolition, St.Stephens Green
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Houses for demolition, St.Stephens Green

 Merrion square
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Merrion square

 Old tunnel, Bray head
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Old tunnel, Bray head

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 Fields below Mt. Leinster, Co.Wexford
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Fields below Mt. Leinster, Co.Wexford

 Killiney Bay
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Killiney Bay

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 The Deeps, Oak tree
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The Deeps, Oak tree

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 Bullock Harbour
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Bullock Harbour

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 Midnight blue, O’Connell Street
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Midnight blue, O’Connell Street

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 The Muglins
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The Muglins

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 Abandoned fishery
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Abandoned fishery

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