In my second year my painting tutor was the supremely talented (and handsome) Peter Lanyon. Peter was a genuine Cornishman from St Ives and he had a deep understanding of the structure and ebb and flow of the Cornish landscape. He flew a glider so he had an intimate understanding of the static rock and the movement of currents and wind. His abstract paintings extract the moving soul of the landscape.Tragically he died young as the result of a crash. He had an arrangement that he would only come if he wasn’t working for an exh. so we saw him intermittently with our finished pieces. Most people worked in the studio but I preferred my room. The painting I have shown is not typical because it shows the Berkshire downland landscape with my beloved White horse.

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