Erya absrtact oil on canvas by Peter Trotman
Erya absrtact oil on canvas by Peter Trotman

PETER TROTMAN (born 1980)

Erya absrtact oil on canvas by Peter Trotman

21st century Cornwall

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This lovely work is all about power and resistance. The constant struggle of the land verses the sea - or in deed the reverse. Peter Trotman's current works have a sense of place, but of many places, he is looking for 'Hireth', 'Hirethek' in Cornish or 'Hiraeth' in Welsh. This is a Celtic term meaning 'longing, loneliness, yearning, nostalgia'. 'A homesickness for a past that never existed'. Capturing the universal feeling of being next to the sea, looking out and seeing ships, beautiful on the horizon, close and yet remote, unobtainable identity or expected possibilities, belonging and distance, evidence of people and lives unseen, the known and unknown.

Raised in the harbour town of Falmouth, Cornwall, UK, Peter grew up surrounded by natural beauty juxtaposed with a working port he continues to live in the area, with the sea and ships as a constant presence in the background. He studied in Falmouth, and at university in Exeter, since graduating in Fine Art he has have lived in Aberystwyth, West Wales, and the East End of London before moving back home in 2003. Peter worked contentedly for 13 years with young people with learning and physical disabilities until compulsory redundancy and cutbacks closed the service he was working in. This encouraged a return to his much loved painting which was already resurging with many new and exiting ideas.
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Art World Gallery Falmouth, Fresh Art fair, Chelsea, Edinburgh
articles in magazines
Height 51.00 cm (20.08 inches)
Width 76.00 cm (29.92 inches)
Oil on canvas
Signed by the artist
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