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Allergy – Napalm Exmoor

Over the next few days there will be some paintings added to our catalogue based on Allergies. These are new paintings painted during 2011 by Peter Bright.

The poastcard above is from the exhibition at the Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, Devon in 2007 and included the paintings Napalm Exmoor National Park. The six landscapes that form of the core of this exhibition were painted from memory. I tried to execute them ‘en plein air’ but it was the gorse season – no sooner was my easel erected … Continue reading ?

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Alms in the house

We have had the pleasure of ‘Alms’ rehearsing in the living room. Splendid sounds wafting over the rooftops out to sea.

They have packed up their gear and are off to play in the Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe – better get ready to go.

This post was an excuse to use the new Wordpeess app for iPhone – it should be more stable. Let’s see…..


La Belle et la Bête

Screenprint - 2011 by This Window
Screenprint – 2011, a photo by This Window on Flickr.

I have begun a series of paintings (screenprints) ready for my exhibition in the ‘Long Gallery’ (West Buckland School, Barnstaple, North Devon). The loose idea for these images are based around the title ‘Beauty and the Beast’ – the ‘beauty‘ will be a large ape. This will coincide with a workshop I am giving on how to create woodcuts. Read more…

Beauty and the Beast (French: La Belle et la Bête) is a traditional fairy tale. The first published version of the fairy tale was a rendition by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, published in La jeune américaine, et les contes marins in 1740. The best-known written version was an abridgement of her work published in 1756 by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont, in Magasin des enfants, ou dialogues entre une sage gouvernante et plusieurs de ses élèves; an English translation appeared in 1757.

Variants of the tale are known across Europe. In France, for example, Zémire et Azor is an operatic version of the story of Beauty and the Beast written by Marmontel and composed by Grétry in 1771. It had enormous success well into the 19th century. It is based on the second version of the tale. The tale has perhaps been made most recently famous by the retelling in the 1991 Disney film.

Amour pour amour, by Nivelle de la Chaussée, is a 1742 play based on Villeneuve’s version.

Beauty and the Beast. (2011, April 4). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 12:47, April 7, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Beauty_and_the_Beast&oldid=422255721

Monday 16th May 1977

“Just off the quay somebody has drawn a maze in the sand, it looks rather good. It is a nice idea to draw something that will only last for a few hours, to be reclaimed again by the sea; maybe I’ll have a go. The time factor is interesting.”

Printmaking Workshop:

Saturday 11th June 2011 – 10-1.30pm
Room: Print Room in the 150 Building
Tutor: Peter Bright

West Buckland School, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 0SX
Course Aims:
A hands on introduction to woodcuts and how to create a series of prints. Within the time frame it is hoped that each participating member will be able to create a finished image. The techniques shown will be simple ‘kitchen table’ processes that will be easy to replicate at home.
Read more about my work .. .
Equipment needed:
All materials are provided.
Additional costs: No additional costs.
Refreshments: Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.
Contact me for more details.
Location:West Buckland School, Barnstaple. As you turn onto the school site, take the left turning to the car park. The 150 building is located adjacent to the main car park, and the front door is at the far end of the building as you walk towards it.

Cost: £28.75. There is a 15% discount to current WBS parents and staff, and would ask that all course places are pre-booked.


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Curating the West Buckland Festival exhibition

It is with great pleasure I am pleased to announce that I am curating the exhibition at the West Buckland Exhibition for 2010. This event is supported by Lady Margaret Fortescue and The Countess of Arran

The Gallery‘ 2010

Drawing  above by Peter Bright

During the festival
The Gallery exhibition will enable visitors to view and in some cases buy works of art by local Devon artists. The Gallery will be in St Peter’s Church, West Buckland and will be open during the festival period.

The aim of the The Gallery exhibition is to enable and promote selected, amateur and professional artist living within the dispersed communities of North Devon and beyond. Past exhibitions have received critical acclaim and have been remarkably successful for artists and visitors. Diversity has been the success of these exhibitions, with entries ranging from textiles, painting, carving, printmaking and ceramics etc.

The objects in this exhibition have been selected by Peter Bright. A full list of exhibiting artists will be published as soon as possible.

West Buckland Festival is a festival of music, entertainment and leisure, held in a small village on the edge of Exmoor. This year’s festival featured more than a dozen events between 9th and 12th September 2010.