We look forward to seeing all of our friends and supporters at our next exhibition, which will be some time in 2o13.
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We take great pleasure in inviting you to our
From the 18th of July to the 31st of August we will have a
fantastic selection of work from our extraordinary gallery
artists and some new artists as well. We hope that
this eclectic collection interests you as much as it does
Some of the artists represented in the collection are:
Astrid de la Forrest
From Thursday, the 31 of May to Wednesday, the 27 of June
Petleys would like to invite you to come and view an exhibition of Edward Beale's most recent works.
"Edward Beale is a London painter born and bred. He uses oil paint in a vigorous and robust way resulting in exciting contemporary images. The power in his paintings comes from the tension between the solidity of their structure and the flamboyance and verve in his use of paint.
The current exhibition shows how Edward applies his vision to different subjects. Whether it is the Thames in its variety of moods or the baked terrain of the Catalonian landscape he applies paint to show the viewer the essence of what he sees. The power of his work is equally apparent in the small paintings as it is in the larger landscapes. He works in front of the subject in order to respond to the unexpected occurrences that arise and to convey the feeling of the place in which he is working. Paint is applied wet to wet in a direct and decisive way. He has arrived at this individual vision of the world through a frank and immediate response to the subject.
Many of Edward’s urban works come from the ever-changing city terrain. It is a subject that he has returned to time and again and in which he always finds something new even when he is looking at Parliament’s Victoria Tower, The London Eye or St Paul’s Cathedral. These are seen from unfamiliar viewpoints having been made from a borrowed penthouse flat and the roof of a high building.
The weather in the Roussillon area of southern France especially on the cusp of the seasons can capricious. Sometimes the gales of the tramontane blow for days making it difficult to keep an easel upright but more often than not the sun seems to shine with a special brilliance giving a superb, clear light. This landscape, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, can be rugged, exotic or luxuriant with cherry blossom but is always interesting which is why Edward has painted there over several years. Recent paintings show the sweeping landscapes with different aspects of Mount Canigou still with its dusting of winter snow.
Edward’s flower paintings are painted with the same robustness that we see in the landscapes. They are the result of the same straight forward scrutiny which in some way brings out the character of each bloom in fleshy, distinctiveness.
A rhythm goes through each painting with a life force that conveys itself to the viewer in a feeling of charged energy. It makes Edward’s work compelling with a power that extends beyond the edge of the frame and which keeps people coming back for more."
-Claire Edwards May 2012
Exhibition: The Stone Theatre
We are proud to present to you an exhibition of works by four renowned artists, Colin Fraser, Yuri Krotov, Peter Kuhfeld starting on Friday the 25th of May.
A good friend of the gallery recently asked us to help collaborate with her in a space called The Stone Theatre, in Waterloo. We were naturally a bit apprehensive, we do not usually set up exhibitions outside of our gallery but considering our friendship we agreed to have a look at what The Stone Theatre is all about.
Firstly, the thing that strikes you most about The Stone Theatre is the wonderful stone on show, and while the ends may be commercial the imagery is of a different kind. The stone really does leave one thinking that it is the first step in the potential of stone carving.
In fact there are one or two carved stone sculptures smattered through the area, one is left with the impression of a sculptors dream meets modern art gallery rather than commercial space for the trade of stone. With this in mind we agreed to collaborate in the space - to bring some art to the walls while the floors are set to host a scene of carved wood and stone.
In association with Acorn International and The Stone Theatre
We would like to invite you to view an exhibition of four renowned figurative artists: Colin Fraser, Yuri Krotov, Edward Beale and Peter Kuhfeld at
From Friday the 25th of May, 2012.
From Wednesday, the 11 of April to Friday, the 11 of May
We are proud to present to you an exhibition of works by Peter Kuhfeld, from Wednesday the 11th of April to Friday the 11th of May, 2012.
We just wanted to let you know that from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd Dec we will be open from 10am to 8pm.
From Wednesday, the 7th of December to Monday, the 31st of January
The Directors and Staff of Petleys wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year. We would like to invite you to come and enjoy our Winter exhibition over the festive period, the ideal place to find the most discerning of Christmas Presents. A selection of over 80 works is on show from some of the most exciting artists in Europe.
From Thursday, the 17 of November to Friday, the 2 of December
We are proud to present to you an exhibition of recent works by
T. W. Quinn, from Thursday the 17th of November to Friday the 2nd
of December, 2011.
A life dedicated to art? Yes, and a heart and soul, too. As this exhibition opens he will have just reached the grand age of 93, but in his rambling, light-filled studio in the Dordogne, Tom Quinn continues to paint every day, “while the light lasts” - depicting in beautifully soft, chalky hues the world around him - busy cafés, bustling markets, intimate interiors, a game of boules, dappled sunlight in a summer garden and colour-splashed picnics by the river. Impressionist, personal observations of la France profonde, executed with his brushes but painted with his heart and soul.
In the late 1940s Tom attended the Camberwell School of Art, London and was fortunate to study under such tutors as Lawrence Gowing, as well as Victor Pasmore and William Coldstream, founders of the celebrated Euston Road School.
Given his special talent and with the benefit of such teaching, it is hardly surprising that Tom has worked all his life as a painter. Both he and his fellow artist and friend, Roy Petley, have certainly come a long way, though, since the days in the early '70s when they used to hang their work, while the daylight lasted, on the railings at Green Park. They have remained the closest of friends since those heady times: a wonderful testament to the enduring power of art.
Stables Gallery, Northern Ireland
From Thursday, the 3 of November to Friday, the 11 of November
We are proud to present to you an exhibition of Three Artists, Igor Shipilin, Vicente Romero and Yuri Krotov, opening on Thursday the 3rd of November and running until Friday the 11th of November 2011.