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Artist Statement

In his paintings, Peter wants to share what he describes as his small moments of vision. The beauty of a subject initiates the painting process and then the balancing act for him is to make an image that presents the visual facts while retaining the poetry of the theme. Fleming comes from a generation of figurative artists haunted by taunts of irrelevance. He is pleased to note that 'isms' tend to fade into 'wasms' while images retain their power to delight and intrigue.

Method of Working

Peter Fleming paints directly from the subject whenever possible. In the case of a large canvas and a high mountain, for example, he makes drawings and colour studies to work from in the studio. He does not use photographs, believing what is remembered and what is missed are vital elements for creating a meaningful image. If only information is required there are other ways to get it. Drawing is the foundation of all that he does.

Scholarships, Awards & Prizes

2010 David Messum Award, New English Art Club Open
2006 Cecile Jospe Prize, New English Art Club Open
2003 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, 3rd Prize

Biographical Details

2015 Retired from teaching. Moved to live permanently in a mountain village in Austria
1975 Married the Austrian artist, Irmgard Parth
1975 Started part time teaching mostly for Chelsea College of Art and Design
1969-72 Studied at Hammersmith College of Art and Building     

Past Exhibitions

2013 Galerie Nothburga Innsbruck, Austria
2011 Alte Senn Sautens, Austria
2006 Teufelsmauer Oetz, Austria
2002 Turm Galerie Imst, Austria
1996 Galerie Hosp Nassereith, Austria
1994 Lyric Gallery, London
1989 Argile Gallery, London