Prue Pye’s paintings contain a quiet presence reflected in earth colours and are the main body of her work. Abstracted landscapes described in sweeps and blocks of colour are also a favoured subject.
“My wanting to paint is a wanting to explore the ordinary and extraordinary of humanness. Drawing or painting in ways that communicate or speak of recognition and familiarity.”
Born and raised in Africa, my fine art studies as a mature student led me to discover and develop life paintings with a contemporary feel. A need to express myself in colour gave me a language in paint. I had taught botanical studies and the modelling of flowers for many years and these tiny, fragile pieces later turned to the direction of larger, expressive painting.
Formal art training
A level – 3D Art and sculpture – Jun 2001
BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design – Jul 2000
A level – Art and Design, Fine Art – Jun 1998
Prue’s Work is held in private collections in
The USA – New York, Washington, York/Pennsylvania, Baltimore
Canada – Vancouver
The UK – London, Stamford, Rutland, Peterborough, Weybridge, Scotland
South Africa and Zimbabwe
Images on the site are copyright of the artist.
Colonel Dane Memorial Hall, Church Street, Alwalton, Peterborough PE7 3UU
Saturday 29th June 2019 (11 - 4)
Sunday 30th June 2019 (11 - 4)
Saturday 6th July 2019 (11 - 4)
Sunday 7th July 2019 (11 - 4)
Saturday 13th July 2019 (11 - 4)
Sunday 14th July 2019 (11 - 4)
Following the success of the Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios’ (PAOS) Affordable Art Fair in 2018, we are delighted to announce that we’re hosting another event on 23rd November 2019.
Where: Colonel Dane Memorial Hall, Church Street, Alwalton, Peterborough PE7 3UU
When: Saturday 23rd November 2019 11am – 4pm
All items available on the day are unique and will cost £50 or less.
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