Two contemporary art masters in new show at Harrogate's Walker Galleries

Two giants of contemporary painting will feature in a new exhibition at Harrogate’s Walker Galleries next month.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 2:47 pm
Updated Friday, 25th June 2021, 2:48 pm
Showing soon at Harrogate's Walker Galleries - A section of Yellow Roses I by artist Peter King.

The joint exhibition will highlight work by Peter Wileman FROI RSMA FRSA and Peter King, including the latter’s Yellow Roses I.

After re-opening in accordance with government guidelines, the show set to run at Walker Galleries at 13 Montpellier Parade from July 3-10 at 13, will see a welcome return for these two stalwarts of contemporary painting.

Showing soon at Walker Galleries in Harrogate - Peter Wileman Last of the Summer Light 50cm x 60cm Oil on Canvas.

Wileman, who was born in Middlesex in 1946, is the former President and a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, a Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the East Anglian Group of Marine Artists and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

King, who was born in Glasgow in 1953, studied art, specialising in drawing and painting, at the Glasgow Art School under the tutelage of David Donaldson RSA and Duncan Shanks RSA.

Both are masters of colour and technique inspired to differing degrees by landscape and light, though in contrasting styles.

Wileman, works in varying degrees of abstraction in paintings whch are bold, vigorous and full of drama.

He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Clerc Fowle gold medal in 2006, the DAS Prize in 2007 and the Charles Pears Award in 2010.

The sources of King’s ideas are the seasonal effects of nature on the environment in places such as of Kintyre, the Clyde Valley and the Scottish Borders.

Colour and the tactile qualities of paint are essential to his painting style; the marks, free paint and the textured shapes become field, wood and sky.

The full exhibition can also be viewed online at

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