Oriel Canfas was the Final edition to a 3 part exhibition series that explored my relationship with the Pembrokeshire coast.
Over a duration of 18 months, Pete spent time drawing, walking, running and documenting the area. Drawn in by the sheer scale and enormity of the welsh coast, the objective of the work is to portray the power and fluidity of this natural environment and share the peaceful mindset that being in these surroundings can help create.
The show is both a compilation of these recordings and a platform to exhibit by latest commission, the illustration of 'The Three Imposters' by Arthur Machen. Working with the publishers, PMP created a series of pen and ink drawings to depict the narrative of the novel. All pieces are available on our online shop.
This link between the two shows is represented in my work as the etchings, portraying the landscape of Pembrokeshire, are encased in hinged timber so that they can open and close like a book.
In April 2019, the Print Market Project exhibited at Swansea's 'Liquid Gallery' as a continuation of the Pembrokeshire coast series. This show was an example of Pete's ongoing engagement with the natural environment and compromised of a series of landscape etchings and wood cut reliefs.
Pete worked alongside 1st and 2nd year students from the Welsh School of Architecture, teaching them a number of print making processes and walking them through the process of assembling an art exhibition. The students then produced a large scale woodcut which was then translated to print, which was exhibited alongside PMPs own collection.
In March 2019 Pete completed a one month residency at Shift, a contemporary studio/gallery space in Cardiff. Here he shared an exhibiting and studio space with 15 different artists working in a range of mediums. This cross-field awareness has led me to produce a new series of works including drawings and a short film.
While they retain their pictorial reference to the dramatic wild coast of Pembrokeshire. My work is informed by the evolution of ideas, the versatility that the materials provide and the space in which it is produced. Physical size, shape and form have played an important role in the development of this work. This residency was the spring board and first exhibition for my Pembrokeshire coast series.