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The Art of Peter Siddell - 17th Oct 2016

Another great New Zealand Artist

If you are not familiar with the paintings of Peter Siddell, these few attached photos will give you a very small glimpse into his world.  His clear love of the traditional New Zealand wooden villa shines through in gorgeous detail in his work.  He has a real talent for painting houses and other buildings in towns and yet at the same time situating them in landscapes filled with light, emotion and atmosphere.

The above are my favourite kind of Siddell paintings and I really love the emptiness which comes from there being no people in them (perhaps I'm a bit weird) but there is much more to his work than villas and bungalows.   There are also portraits and more traditional-type landscapes and more. The book comes with a potted autobiography written by Peter Siddell and an essay on his work by Professor Michael Dunn.  Buy the book and take time to get to know his work. These photos don't do it justice.

Peter Siddell was born in Auckland in 1935.  He became a full-time artist in 1972.  He was made a Distinguished Companion of hte NZ Order of Merit for services to art in 2008.

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