Peter Ward painting accepted for RWA Open 2020

Local artist Peter Ward has had his painting selected for the RWA Open Exhibition 2020.
y’n unweyth kodha yn Eynda / it only happens in India (Cornish earth pigments on salvaged board; 89x109x3cm) © Peter Ward 2019-1

He also had another painting long-listed for the John Moores Painting Prize 2020 at the Walker Art Gallery, in Liverpool.
godhevyans a gwir statys / suffering in real estate (Cornish earth pigments on salvaged board; 92x53cm) © Peter Ward 2019

Both paintings are made using hand gathered earth pigments from Cornish mining waste and natural landforms on salvaged wood. And both were made during his recent tenancy at Studio 5, Porthmeor Studios in St Ives as part of his ongoing Kescows an Bys (the earth talks) project exploring the unique voice of Cornish pigments (similar colours but very different stories to those from North Devon).

He has recently become a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists and is showing as part of the Edge of Dark exhibition, curated by Jesse Leroy Smith, at Tremenhere Sculpture Gardens near Penzance from 10th October – 1st November (

RWA OPEN exhibition runs between Saturday 21st November 2020 – Sunday 7th March 2021. Tickets will be available to book online shortly.

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