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.”
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 – Glasgow, Yorkshire
South Africa and Zimbabwe
Please take a look at the Peterborough Gift Shop where you can see and purchase some of my current work.
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