Artist to display ‘Pictures from Home and Away’ at Town Mill gallery

A COLLECTION of new landscapes, seascapes abstract and design textiles by Peter Coates will go on display at the Town Mill’s Courtyard Gallery in Lyme Regis on October 19. 

Peter’s latest exhibition, ‘Pictures From Home and Away’, features landscapes and seascapes ranging from the Dorset and Devon coast to the hills of Provence and the plains of the Alentejo in Portugal.

Most of the 20 or so pictures have been painted this year. That’s not to say Peter has been travelling all that time; he always travels with a sketch book and the vibrant, warm scenes he creates are a combination of sketches made ‘en plain air’ and photographs taken at the time.

Nearly all the paintings in the exhibition are oil on canvas. He’ll also be showing some abstract paintings for the first time.

Although a new departure they are still inspired by the rich colours of the Mediterranean where Peter lived for several years.

There will also be some new abstract designs drawn on an iPad, available as prints as well as some of them being applied to cushions and wall hangings.

Peter is hoping the Courtyard Gallery will be a lucky space the fourth time around as the previous three exhibitions were near sell outs.

The exhibition will be open from October 19 to 30 from 10.30am to 4pm daily.

You can view Peter’s work at and on Instagram and Facebook.

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