About the Artist
Peter Hodge is best known for his evocative views of the towns, villages and landscapes of the English countryside and, in particular, the Cotswolds and Vale of Evesham.
He was born in the Cotswold village of Snowshill in 1949, and studied at Gloucester College of Art and Design, followed by several years training as a picture restorer before settling to a career painting and designing fine porcelain. During this period Peter also pursued an interest in music as a singer-songwriter as part of the group Dulcimer, at the same time developing and refining his distinctively detailed water colour technique. By 1985 Demand for his work was such that he decided to concentrate on painting full time.
Renowned for his water colour paintings he continues to work in other areas of art, and his paintings and designs have been widely reproduced as greeting cards and limited edition prints, whilst his originals hang in collections throughout the world.
He currently exhibits at the John Noott Galleries in Broadway, Worcestershire and also gives tutorials at several art workshops in the Worcestershire area. Peter also undertakes painting commissions.
Have you heard it through the grapevine ?
As you have probably already heard, I have had to put down my bags and brushes for a few weeks and concentrate on getting better after an emergency hospital admission.
Sorry for the inconvenience and disruption to the art classes and although my wife and I and several kind and willing helpers tried to let you all know, I'm sure one or two of you slipped through the net and perhaps turned up.
I'm also very pleased to hear that some of you are carrying on meeting up regardless, and I will be really looking forward to seeing the masterpieces when I return - hopefully in about a month, but I'll try and keep you informed on that.
A special thank you for the many get well cards and e-mails you have sent me. They were greatly appreciated.
Look forward to seeing you all fairly soon. Best wishes and happy painting, Pet
Here are a couple of contact details in case you don't already have them:Guild House
village of Stanton.
contact Susan Mawson
Tel:01386 584 357
Courses at Farncombe email:email@example.com Website: www.farncombecourses.co.uk
Tel. 01386 854
For further contact details see workshops section
At last - a bit more news;
I've finally finished my little book of art projects and will soon have ring bound copies available for my regular students and also for any passing persons of artistic intent who may be interested in purchasing a copy. I don't yet have a definite price, but will post that and other information on my 'ramblings' blog when the information is available.
If you think you might be interested, let me know either at the art workshops or via e-mail. Initially I am printing to order.
Also space for one or two at Little Comberton Village hall Tuesdays 2.00 to 4.00 Contact Jenny Green on 01386 710