Those nice people at the Jackson’s Art blog have written some kind words about my show…
This solo exhibition by Pete Monaghan focuses on vernacular architecture in Celtic landscapes. His free and nuanced style uses mixed-media and careful colour balances to draw you into the beauty and dignity of the humble buildings and structures he presents. His style breathes life into forgotten dwellings and conjures up individual narratives with each work. This is a stunning opportunity to see Pete Monaghan’s work in the gorgeous village of Machynlleth, where the landscape directly echoes his subject matter and one not to be missed. You can view more of Pete Monaghan’s work here.
The show is at MoMA Machynlleth, Wales and runs till the 27th April 2018.
4 stages of an ice cream van painting. Stage 4. This is how the painting concluded. The original will be shown at MoMA Machynlleth from 24th Feb 2018 till 27th April as part of my Coastal structures exhibition. @pete.monaghanartist
Prints available from http://petemonaghan.com/shop.html
Over on FB and Instagram I’m posting the four stages of an ice cream van painting.
Four stages of an ice cream van. Stage 1. I set this as some sort of a challenge for my upcoming show…to produce a painting of an ice cream van; a chance to go slightly off track and use some different colours. My new neon colours arrived too late to be used. Very unhappy with this first effort but it was a beginning.
My new website has gone live. It’s been quite an effort to rebuild since the old one was in iWeb, a program that apple stopped supporting some time ago. This one is built with a Mac specific program called blocs, which takes some getting used to but works well eventually. Anyway, I’ve been able to make the site mobile friendly and also integrate some sort of provisional shop in order to offer the long awaited fine art prints. Have a look on http://www.petemonaghan.com thanks!
This is a slightly more abstracted version of fishing boats. These are working boats from Port Magee, Co. Kerry, Ireland and the piece has recently sold at Oriel Ffin-y-Parc Gallery in Llanrwst, north Wales.