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Prue Pye

Of People – oil


Prue’s Paintings
Prue Pye’s life 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.”

Collaged pieces have become a renewed addition to my current work. I use painted pieces torn from my own work, or monoprints prepared on tissue. These torn pieces are added and worked over or through into the background usually towards an abstracted landscape


About Prue
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

AS level – 3D Art and sculpture – Jun 2001, Grade A
BTEC Diploma; Foundation Studies: Art & Design; Specialism, Fine Art – Jul 2000, Distinction
A level – Art and Design; Fine Art – Jun 1998. Grade A


Walk with me to the Blue Horizon – small acrylic collage on board


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 – Glasgow, Yorkshire
South Africa and Zimbabwe



Into The Void – acrylic collage


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Contact name
Prue Pye

Exhibition address
10 Juniper Crescent, Longthorpe, Peterborough, PE3 9QY

Telephone 01733 771417
Mobile 07813 745166

Open days

29 June 2024 (11:00 - 16:00)
30 June 2024 (11:00 - 16:00)
6 July 2024 (11:00 - 16:00)
7 July 2024 (11:00 - 16:00)
13 July 2024 (11:00 - 16:00)
14 July 2024 (11:00 - 16:00)

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Open other times by appointment

Demonstrations available

Tuition offered

Garden open for visitors

Refreshments served

Commissions accepted

The Buttress – oil

Oil on board

The Buttress – oil

Blocks of colour are used to describe abstracted landscapes – a favourite subject of mine.



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