ELECTED IN 2018
Peter Welford was born in London in 1964. He studied History of Art and Conservation at the universities of Manchester and London (Courtauld Institute of Art), where he lectured briefly. He is a full-time artist living and working in the Conwy Valley.
"Although my paintings are representational, my art has
nothing to do with realism. Rather, I attempt to construct a parallel,
dream-like world taken from nature, forming a collage of the components of
observed reality. I thereby create a virtual world in which my allegories and
commentaries are those of idealised beauty, yet charged with psychological
tension. Harmonious colours and a seductive technical finish
are designed to counter the often unsettling subject matter.
are addressed anew to examine their relevance to a world of material dependence
and spiritual confusion. My work is intended as a mirror: as both a commentary
and a contemplation on the fallibility of Man in an infallible world."