Hastings St Gallery
Date: Feb 1 – Feb 29Space: Hastings St Gallery
Peter Gleeson is a digital artist based in Napier, living in a house and studio that he shares with his wife and four cats. He takes inspiration from his travels around New Zealand and internationally, often reimagining photos he has taken in digital form.
In particular, he enjoys creating dramatic clouds and waves, and will often spend too much time outside, staring at those, when he should be doing something else.
His style is heavily influenced by linocut and woodcut techniques, and he enjoys the interplay of light and shadows and the contrasting shapes that those enable.
Peter often works within a limited colour palette and spends time experimenting with different colours once he is happy with composition. A typical image will have anything from 20 up to over 100 versions before he finds the correct combination of hue and saturation for each image.
Exhibiting at the CAN Hastings Street Gallery (18 Hastings St, Napier) throughout February 2024.
Framed and unframed prints available.