"I find that folk love to watch me at work and to experience the process of creation from a blank canvas or sheet of paper to a finished piece. As I work, I explain why some marks I make are working while others are not. While a knowledge of composition, technique, perspective and colour theory are all important, as an old painting lecturer at my art school in Liverpool in England used to emphasise, ‘Don’t forget the three-H principle: Heart, Head and Hand.’ When all three are working together, happiness reigns."
Peter Barraclough is one of Tasmania's finest contemporary artists. His works can be found in galleries around the world.
Peter can often be found creating his works of art in our back studio at Gallery Salamanca in Hobart, Tasmania. Please stop in for chat. He enjoys the company.
"Passers-by, friends, tourists, art lovers, students and people attracted by the smell of oil paint drift in while I am working. It makes for a most pleasurable working day, as I am not fazed by having onlookers watch and comment, which often happens."