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pete marsh fine art
Pete’s work is representational comprising largely of landscape and figurative work. His work is perceptual rather than conceptual, emotional rather than intellectual and he prefers expression over realism, subtlety over sensationalism, substance over novelty and intuition over reason. He endeavours to express something beyond visual verisimilitude. Pete’s work is held in private collections in the U.K., Belgium, Germany, U.S.A., Puerto Rico, Canada and Australia.

Pete has experience in working in Primary, Secondary, Post Graduate and Adult Education. Art workshops/residencies are available including painting, drawing, printmaking and 3D installation/sculpture. Please use the "Contact" form on this website for details.

Selected Exhibitions:
1982 The Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, Open Art Exhibition.
1982 The Royal Academy, London, The Stowells Awards.
1983 City Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan, International Print Exhibition.
1984 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Midland View 3 Touring Exhibition.
1986 The Colin Jellicoe Gallery, Manchester, Prints and Paintings.
2009 Bolton Museum, Bolton, Gtr Manchester, Bolton Open 2009.
2010 "Highly Commended", The Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Manchester, Waterside Open 2010.
2010 Lynn Painters-Stainers Prize Exhibition, London.
2011 Printfest 2011, Coronation Hall, Ulverston, Cumbria.
2011 “The Great North Art Show”, Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire.
2012 "Encompass", Falcon Mill, Bolton, Gtr. Manchester.
2012 Pendle Print Fest, Barrowford, Lancs.
2012 Manchester Buy Art Fair, Artisan Fine Art Gallery, Spinningfields, Manchester.
2013 Sine Dubio Festival of Art 1, Windermere, Cumbria.
2013 "The Art of Printmaking", The Cooper Gallery, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
2014 "Same But Different" Art Fair, Temple Newsam, Leeds.
2014 "Drawn To It", Water Street Gallery, Todmorden, West Yorkshire.
2014 Hebden Bridge Blues Festival Exhibition, The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
2015 Artists from Falcon Mill, Gallery at St. George's House, Bolton, Gtr. Manchester.
2015 Human Nature Art Show, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol.
2015 Art In The Gardens, Sheffield, Yorkshire.
2015 Art Of Progress/Human Nature Art Show, 19 Greek Street Gallery, Soho, London.
2015 Winter Exhibition of Small Works, Water Street Gallery, Todmorden, West Yorkshire.
2015 Winter Exhibition, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear.
2015 Public Art commission eight murals for Bolton Council and Bolton at Home, A666 subway.
2016 "Night and Day" Solo exhibition, The Market Place, Bolton.
2016 "Art in the Pen", Art Fair, Skipton, Yorkshire.

For a comprehensive list of exhibitions see http://petemarshfineart.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/exhibitions.html

Work regularly available from:
Gallery at Bevere, Worcester.
Millyard Gallery, Uppermill, Saddleworth, Lancs.
Leabrooks Gallery, Alfreton, Derbyshire.
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear.
Water Street Gallery, Todmorden, West Yorkshire.
Jack Sevens Gallery, Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Artifex, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.
G1Art Gallery, Windermere, Cumbria.
Number Four Gallery, St. Abbs, Berwickshire, Scotland.

Work on permanent display at:
Opus Restaurant, Birmingham.
Falcon Mill Artists Studios, Bolton.

Forthcoming:
2016 "AshCon 2016" Wishbone Ash convention, The Grand Venue, Clitheroe, Lancs.

Education and Employment
Bournville School of Art and Design
Foundation, Art and Design
1978-1979

Sheffield Polytechnic
B.A. (Hons.), Fine Art
1979–1982

Gallery Technician, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.
1983–1984

Teacher of Painting and Drawing and History of Art in community education programme for adults, Oldham.
1987–1990

The University of Manchester
P.G.C.E., Design and Technology Education
1990–1991

Teacher of Design, Canon Slade School, Bolton.
September 1991 – 2013