Shirley Peters’ latest exhibition at Gallery One88 in Katoomba is titled “ABUNDANT WATERS” and features lush, wet landscapes. The creative exploration of the effects of rain on her dry bushland at Mulgoa, and in the Blue Mountains, have resulted in a stylised interpretation of reality, focusing on patterns and shapes.
“My painting interest has shifted from general landscapes to this local phenomena: the floods in my backyard. The cascading waterfalls that appeared overnight as the dam breached its bank were beautiful.” says Peters.
Shirley Peters is a landscape artist. She paints “fast art” plein-air in the country, travelling in her motorhome from beach to river to mountains (with husband Bob and Honey the dog).
At home she makes ‘slow art’ in her studio by painting large detailed works inspired by her travels; and every year in July Peters paints a daily watercolour of the Tour de France bike race. Bikeartbyshirleypeters.com
Since 2014 Shirley has lived and worked from her studio in Mulgoa, NSW, and prior to that, 37 years in Putney, near Sydney. They have two children, Natalie and Mitchell.
Shirley is represented by Gallery ONE88, Katoomba
Shirley Peters’ new exhibition ‘Abundant Waters’ at GalleryOne88, 188 Katoomba Street, Katoomba opens on Thursday 1st July and runs until Monday 12th July.
Featured image – Artist Shirley Peters in her studio