Paradoxically, the inspiration for Macaulay's work is leisure. In the exhibition there are numerous depictions of poolside or beach scenes. He moves effortlessly between representation and abstraction and makes great play of the space between these opposing points. The colours sing and despite the free-flowing lines, there is a solid geometry within his compositions.
Above all, there seems to be a tremendous sense of joie de vivre. His work is refreshing and above all, fun so I hope you can come along to see the work, meet the artist and enjoy a complimentary drink or two!
Peter’s work is now in many private collections in the UK and abroad and in 2012 he won the prestigious Charles Oliver award at 'The Wirral Society of Arts Exhibition and was invited to judge the National Acrylic Painters' Association annual exhibition.
The exhibition also features work by sculpture by Dave Allan. The foundation of David Allan's approach is his background in engineering. Moving into management, he never lost his fascination for the raw materials of his craft. Admiration for Barbara Hepworth and her use of local materials, together with the semi-abstract figurative sculpture of Henry Moore, was the source inspiration for much of Allan's work. He has since developed a spare and economic style largely abstract, often with found elements unaltered, demonstrating the pure quality of the materials used. His work has been displayed in several Merseyside galleries and in private collections.
The exhibition opens on Saturday 1 March and runs until Saturday 15th March 2014. The gallery is open Thursday – Saturday between 1pm – 5pm but if you want to call me on 07773 287827 to make an appointment to see the exhibition at another time please do.