“I am not just using oil paint to describe a meadow, I am using a meadow to describe oil paint.”
“I am not just using oil paint to describe a meadow, I am using a meadow to describe oil paint.” - Peter Hackett
Peter Hackett’s paintings invoke notions of passion, scent, texture, colour and the incomparable beauty of nature. His impasto layers are thick enough that the brush strokes are intentionally obvious, these brush strokes play an important role in the theatrical light in the painting. His painting style creates a unique, almost sculptural quality, the intoxicating works feel close enough to touch and are so seductive that it's hard not too. Peter creates a feeling of intimacy and this is enhanced by viewing at a low perspective, allowing us to lose ourselves further into the meadows of flowers.
Peter seeks to establish a dominant theme to his work, concentrating his efforts on maturing the subject matter and technique without surrendering to the influences of social trends. His inspiration, the swathes of flowers which fill the fields surrounding his Dairy Flat studio during spring and summer.