Peter Macaulay – Not quite a life’s work…
Private View 5.30-8pm Thursday 23rd August – until 22nd September
This exhibition celebrates the work of one of Merseyside’s little known but but most gifted artists.His work continues to surprise, increasingly abstract, at times surreal. Always arresting yet maintaining the elegance of the human figure.
Peter Macaulay explores and develops what has been for him a lifelong source of inspiration… the human figure. The figures are quickly sketched and at all times treated to a degree of abstraction. He moves seemingly effortlessly between representation and abstraction and makes great play of the space between those opposing points. Despite the free flowing lines there is a solid geometry within his compositions.
Peter Macaulay spent 25 years in advertising and publishing. He developed businesses in Manchester and London and worked on a variety of photographic and design assignments in the UK, Europe and America.
In 2000 he was able to give up working as creative head of Littlewoods to concentrate on making his own images. Winner of the Laird Memorial prize and the Charles Oliver Award for painting, in 2012 he was invited to judge the annual exhibition of The National Acrylic Painters Association.
He has exhibited widely across the UK including the Walker Art Gallery, John Moores University as well as galleries in London and St.Ives. His work hangs in several private collections in both the UK and Europe.