Peter Lovelock

Peter Lovelock

24th October – 4th November 2023

Peter Lovelock Portrait at Gallery Photiq

“The wilderness, beauty and isolation on the west coast of Scotland had a dramatic impact on me in my 20’s, and was the initial impetus for starting to draw and photograph in an attempt to capture what I was seeing and feeling. This experience sparked my emotions and has continued to be a major influence in my work.

I don’t have a genre, per se, but at the heart of my work is an emotional response to and celebration of the natural world, its elements and evolution. Trees, plants, landscapes, seascapes, natural structures and rock strata all are particular inspirations to me … in fact, all organic shapes.

I have also always been intrigued by the knowledge and ceremonies of indigenous peoples and their connection with the earth, nature and the wider universe.

Shape and colour are becoming more prominent—superseding the importance of the actual subject—in some aspects of my work. My drawings have always taken an abstracted form. Some areas of my photography are beginning to show a similar approach, as I experiment with Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) & longer shutter speeds. In addition to my nature images, I also enjoy searching for these shapes in urban and coastal areas, buildings, churches, machinery, etc.. (Thus Street photography is a growing interest.)

I feel compelled to interpret shapes, colour, and ideas which form the basis of my new work. By capturing and isolating an image, I try to draw attention to, acknowledge, and highlight its beauty. As my work evolves and I venture beyond the documentary and representational image, a more impressionist and abstract style is developing.”