The Abbey, Iona by Peter Symonds
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Dimensions: 31 x 46 cm (12 x 18 in)
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About the Artist
Peter Symonds is a leading UK landscape artist specialising in painting mountain and coastal subjects, both in Britain and abroad.
Peter was born in 1964 and started painting professionally following his graduation from Leicester University.
Working exclusively in oils on canvas, he is most closely identified with scenes of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, as well as the English Lake District. He is a keen traveller, and his desire to paint wild, remote places has taken him to some of the most beautiful parts of the world. However, he is quick to admit that no location holds the same attraction as the stunning Scottish landscape that he so loves to paint. In his quest to find new subjects, he is never happier than when, with a laden rucksack, he heads out into the hills.
Peter’s paintings are inspired by a love of the great outdoors. He is a keen admirer of the great traditional landscape painters, particularly those painting in Britain and France towards the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. In this tradition, he continually seeks to achieve more than just topographical accuracy, and to create mood and atmosphere through the mastery of tone and light. It is the extraordinary variety of weather conditions in this country that are his greatest ally in producing convincing work.
Peter has completed a wide variety of commissions, both for private collectors and companies. His work has been widely exhibited with many solo exhibitions, and features in several prestigious collections in the UK and around the world.
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