Pete Gill


Pete employs a wide range of materials, processes and techniques. His painting often starts from structural themes and is developed via a series of blocked applications using chisel brushes. This creates a constructed feel to the picture. He enjoys making and preoccupation with construction continues in the small painted ‘Beach Hut’ plaques and surfaced low relief ‘Grit Stone Edge’ studies. These studies mimic the varied and often complex surfaces of collagraph blocks and are developed from the grit stone edges which are a dominant feature of mid and northeast Derbyshire landscape. In these mixed media studies Pete uses a series of materials including, card, corrugated card, tissue, scrim, fillers and acrylic paint.

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He enjoys making and preoccupation with construction continues in the small painted ‘Beach Hut’ plaques and surfaced low relief ‘Grit Stone Edge’ studies. These studies mimic the varied and often complex surfaces of collagraph blocks and are developed from the grit stone edges which are a dominant feature of mid and northeast Derbyshire landscape. In these mixed media studies Pete uses a series of materials including, card, corrugated card, tissue, scrim, fillers and acrylic paints.

The landscape and coastal themes are further explored via a series of limited edition collagraph prints. In much of his work Pete endeavours to use reclaimed and recycled materials. The surfaced and low relief pieces developed from the Derbyshire landscape have been constructed using card from cereal packets, fabrics and papers. Collagraphs are produced using mount board as print blocks which are then collaged and cut in order to create surface for the prints.

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