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Peter Appleton has just completed a degree with the OCA. His final body of work was so outstanding he has been awarded this year’s Richard Robbins prize at OCA. His award has helped him mount an exhibition in Liverpool. Peter’s work is focussed on his love of Merseyside. Born in St. Helens he came to art after a 30 year career in urban design and housing and he has worked hard to bring emotion and a strong sense of place to his work.
Take a look at this video about his working method: it really helps understand how he has been able to capture the energy of his sketchbook work in the work that became ‘final’. The video is really helpful in showing how the distinction between these two processes can be helpfully blurred.
If you can make it to the exhibition it is at the View Two Gallery 23 Mathew Street Liverpool L2 6RE from Thursday 7 November and on 8th 9th and 14th 15th 16th November 2013. The gallery is open on Thursdays and Fridays 12:00 till 4:00pm and Saturdays 12:00 till 5:00pm.